Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0102l

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

الهضبة, Al Hadba, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.414750, 34.348440 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least one child was killed and two others were injured after an alleged Israeli airstrike on a home in the al-Hadba neighborhood of the central Gaza Strip on October 10th, 2023.

The girl who was killed, 13 year old Aseel Hassan, is the daughter of a Dr. Diaa Hassan and Umm Hamza. The post also specified that the couple’s two sons, Omar Hassan and Abdullah Hassan, were injured and were in intensive care. Both sons have been quantified as children based on their sibling’s age.

Safa Agency reported that the casualties were all evacuated to al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital after the strike.

Aseel’s name was found by Airwars researchers among the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of fatalities in Gaza released on October 26th, 2023.

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:

Family members (3)

Aseel Hassan أسيل حسن
13 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 429861081
Omar Hassan عمر حسن
Child male injured
Abdullah Hassan وعبد حسن
Child male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Hadba (الهضبة) in Deir al Balah (دير البلح). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to find boundaries for the neighbourhood and to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Hadba are: 31.414750, 34.348440.

Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
  • position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • 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

Sources (8) [ collapse]