Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0163

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

بيت لاهيا, Beit Lahia, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.551277, 34.509233 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

During the evening of Thursday October 12th 2023, local news and social media reported that the Alyan family house in Beit Lahia, north of the Gaza Strip was bombed in an alleged attack of Israeli airplanes, resulting in a number of killed and injured civilians.

Facebook user Mohmd Aljmmal reported that according to the local sources there were more than 10 people in the house at the time of the strike. All other sources only alleged that civilians were killed and injured, providing no further information on the victims’ identities and their status. Airwars has used a conservative casualty estimate of at least two civilians killed and two injured and will update the record should more information come to light.

Where sources identified a belligerent, the strike was attributed to the Israeli military. According to a Facebook user Mohmd Aljmmal, the attack happened without a prior warning.

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The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Fatah
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    Source: QudsNetAgency

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Beit Lahia (بيت لاهيا), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.551277, 34.509233. 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
    2
  • 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.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (19) [ collapse]