Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0141

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

بالقرب ملعب اليرموك, Vicinity of Yarmouk Stadium, Gaza City, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.522089, 34.451267 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian was killed and another injured when an alleged Israeli bomb hit a three-storey residential house belonging to Rajab al-Radhi’a al-Masri on October 12th 2023.

The building was reportedly near the Yarmouk Stadium, in the Beit Lahiya neighborhood, in the center of Gaza City. Multiple sources describe there being a number of civilians killed and injured without providing additional details.

On the evening of October 12th, a Facebook post from Basel Hasan, a cousin of Rajab al-Radhi’a al-Masri, claimed that Rajab was injured and in “moderate” condition, but that his wife, Umm Mohammed was still trapped under the rubble of the three-storey home. The following morning, a Facebook post from a neighbour, Nader Salah Abu Jarad, confirmed that Umm Mohammed had been killed.

No sources reported the full name of Umm Mohammed (Mother of Mohammed).

According to their own post, the Military Medical Services of the Gaza Strip, working out of the Ansar Central Ambulance Station, came to the aid of the al-Radhi’a family. A post from Joumana Al Hamouda pleaded with civil defense crews to rescue the family under the rubble, communicating about those “inside the home of [al-Radhi’a] Rajab family on Al-Rafid Street in Beit Lahiya” which “consists of 3 floors.”

A Facebook post from Ahmad Arfat reported the incident as taking place on Al-Hatabiya Street but a Facebook post from Mokhles al-Masri, a son of the victims Rajab and Umm Mohammed, described it as taking place on al-Radhi’a Street. Both streets are in the Beit Lahiya neighborhood (some sources mentioning “Al-Manshiya neighborhood”). Multiple sources also mentioned that the home was located near Yarmouk Stadium.

Multiple sources claimed the incident took place without prior warning.

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

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The incident occured in the evening.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Rajab al-Radhi'a al-Masri رجب الرضيع المصري
Adult male injured
Umm Mohammed ام محمد
Adult female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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

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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Yarmouk Stadium ( ملعب اليرموك), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.522089, 34.451267. 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 – 2
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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

Sources (15) [ collapse]