Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0122

Incident date

October 11, 2023

Location

خان يونس, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.346149, 34.303899 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On 11th of October, 2023, a 13 year-old girl Dima Hatem Maher Al-Qudra was killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the house of Hatem Al-Qudra located in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. The strike was also reported to have injured at least 60 civilians and damaged homes within the surrounding area.

The airstrike was reported by several different news agencies including the Shehab Agency, Nabd News, and Watan News, and all of them referred to more than 60 injured civilians. Hiba Salhiya reported via Facebook that “Nasser Hospital received 60 injuries in various cases”. However, the exact number of the injured civilians is unknown and will be updated by Airwars if new information becomes available.

On the 12th of October, the Qudra family mourned the death of Dima in a Facebook testimony, adding a picture where the girl is wearing a blue hijab: “Dima Hatem Al-Qudra, 13 years old, has ascended [to heaven],” the post said.

On the same day, Dima Hatem Al-Qudra’s teacher, Souad Sheikh Ahmad, posted his message of condolence on Facebook: “My distinguished student (Dima Hatem Al-Qudra) had advanced to the eighth grade… may God have mercy on your pure soul”.

The Al-Qudra family’s Facebook page also mentioned that the family had already lost two family members in previous strikes.

Where possible, Airwars has matched names with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of nearly 7000 victims’ names and ID numbers, released on October 26th.

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

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Dima Hatem Al-Qudra ديما حاتم القدرة
13 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 429810310

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    60–61
  • 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

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Source: Kudra family facebook
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    Source: Souad Sheikh Ahmad facebook

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Khan Younis (خان يونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.346149, 34.303899. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    60–61
  • 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

Sources (9) [ collapse]