Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0102g

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

بني سهيلا, Bani Suheila, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.342130, 34.325343 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the 10th of October 2023, the wife of Musab Al Buraim – the media spokesman for the Islamic Jihad Movement – and three other civilians were reportedly killed and others were injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Al-Buraim family home in Bani Suhaila, in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Several different news outlets reported the alleged strike including Safa News, Palestine Today, Khaberni.com, Masryalyoum News and Medusa Media. On the morning of the 10th of October, Safa News reported that the wife of Musab Al Buraim had been killed as a result of “the bombing of her family’s home in Bani Suhaila”.

Khaberni.com and Medusa media reported the alleged airstrike using identical statements, both released on the 10th of October:“Palestinian sources said that four Palestinians were martyred, including the wife of the media spokesman for the Islamic Jihad Movement, Musab Al-Buraim, and others were injured”. None of the sources specified how many others were injured.

Facebook user Zakariyya Abu Saaud posted a message of condolence online: “the martyrdom of Abu Sajid Al-Buraim’s wife. May God reward you, beloved Musab Al-Buraim”.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to Israeli forces.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

wife of Musab Al Buraim زوجة مصعب البريم
Adult female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Bani Suheila (بني سهيلا), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.342130, 34.325343. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]