Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0146

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

مسجد الشافعي, Al Shafi’i Mosque, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.351944, 34.287500 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 12, 2023, 15 civilians were reported injured by an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Abu Rizqa/Abu Zarqa home in Khan Younis. No other details were available about the victims and their condition.

@ShehabAgency tweeted that 15 people were injured in the Abu Rizqa family home near al-Shafi’i mosque in Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip after it was bombed. The source attributed the strike to the Israeli military. Other local sources reported similar information about casualties, with some mentioning the Abu Zarqa family home.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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.

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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in the vicinity the Al Shaf’i Mosque (مسجد الشافعي), within the city of Khan Younis (خان يونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.351944, 34.287500. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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.

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