Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0153

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

محيط الكلية الجامعية للعلوم التطبيقية, Vicinity of the University College of Applied Sciences, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.498788, 34.436807 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

During the evening of Thursday October 12th, 2023, six civilians were reportedly killed and others wounded as a result of an alleged Israeli airstrike on a house located near the University College of Applied Sciences in the Tel Al-Hawa neighborhood, west of Gaza City, in the Gaza Strip. A Facebook post by Dcdgovps included photos of the Palestinian Civil Defense crews working amidst the rubble from the destroyed building. .

The Facebook accounts of Made in Gaza and AlQahera News reported about injured civilians but did not provide a specific figure. Names or identities of the six killed victims were not revealed in the local sources either.

Where sources identified a belligerent, they 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.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • Civilians reported injured
    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.

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Media
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    Source: Groups
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    Source: Dcdgovps
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    Source: Dcdgovps
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    Source: Dcdgovps
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    Source: Dcdgovps
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    Source: Dcdgovps
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    Source: Dcdgovps
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    Source: Dcdgovps
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    Source: Dcdgovps
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    Source: AlQaheraNewsTv
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of the University College of Applied Sciences (الكلية الجامعية للعلوم التطبيقية) west of Gaza city (غَزَّة). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 31.498788, 34.436807.

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  • Imagery:
    Planning & External Relations Office - UCAS

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • Civilians reported injured
    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.

Sources (24) [ collapse]