Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0144

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

شارع الحجة, Al Hoja Street, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.534777, 34.498062 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 12th 2023, at least 15 and up to 25 civilians were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Halawa family home in Al-Hoja Street in the centre of Jabalia camp, located in the Gaza Strip.

The incident was reported on by local Twitter/X and Facebook accounts, with most sources indicating between 14 and 25 deaths from the incident. A news report from Alaraby.com reports on the death of at least 14 civilians, whilst a Twitter/X post from @ShehabAgency recorded 25 deaths. Names of the victims were not found among local sources.

It has also been widely reported that 25 civilians were wounded in the airstrike. A post from the Palestinian Ministry of Interior and National Security corroborated the narrative of the incident, providing images of emergency services handling the aftermath. However, @ShehabAgency and Wattan.net only referred to “dozens” of wounded while other sources only specified “more than 25” wounded. Almasryalyoum.com added that the wounded were taken to the Indonesian Hospital.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces. Elfagr.org specified that the strike occurred “without warning”.

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 incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    14 – 25
  • Civilians reported injured
    25
  • 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 (41) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Hamza Abu Eltarabesh
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    Source: Palestine Today News Agency
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    Source: Palestine Today News Agency
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    Source: Palestine Today News Agency
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    Source: Palestine Today News Agency
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    Source: Siham Abu Daghim
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    Source: Palestinian Ministry Of Interior
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    Source: Palestinian Ministry Of Interior
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    Source: Palestinian Ministry Of Interior
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    Source: Palestinian Ministry Of Interior
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    Source: Palestinian Ministry Of Interior
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    Source: Palestinian Ministry Of Interior
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    Source: Palestinian Ministry Of Interior
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    Source: Palestinian Ministry Of Interior
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    Source: Palestinian Ministry Of Interior
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention Al Hoja Street (شارع الحجة) in Jabalia camp (مخيّم جباليا), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.534777, 34.498062. 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
    14 – 25
  • Civilians reported injured
    25
  • 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 (41) [ collapse]