Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0147

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

دوار البركة, Al Baraka roundabout, Deir Al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.418388, 34.349297 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the morning of October 12, 2023, an Israeli airstrike allegedly hit a residential building on Jaffa Street, close to the Al-Baraka roundabout in central Deir Al-Balah. Sources, including Shehab News Agency and social media sources, reported 14 injuries resulting from the strike. According to the Facebook user Khaled Abdel Rahman, the home belonged to the Al-Muqayd family.

Among the first to report on this event was Wattan News Agency, which stated at 8:43 local time that “Warplanes targeted a house near Al-Baraka roundabout in the center of Deir Al-Balah.” This was corroborated by Shehab News Agency, Voice of The Nation Radio, and Gaza News Network.

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

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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
    14
  • 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.

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in the vicinity of Al Baraka (البركة) roundabout, within the city of Deir Al Balah (دير البلح)Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Baraka roundabout are: 31.418388, 34.349297.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    14
  • 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.

Sources (16) [ collapse]