Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0166

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

قرب مسجد عمر بن الخطاب, Vicinity of Omar bin Al Khattab Mosque, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.498575, 34.426799 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At dawn on Friday, October 12th 2023, four civilians were reportedly killed and a number of civilians injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Sobeih family home located near the Omar bin Al-Khattab Mosque in the al-Dahdouh area in Tal al-Hawa, west of Gaza city in the Gaza Strip.

Further details about the identity of the victims and the exact number of the injured are unknown. The local sources reported about “several” and “a number” of injured, therefore Airwars classified the minimum and maximum number of the injured civilians as 2-2.

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
    4
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Omar bin Al Khattab (عمر بن الخطاب) mosque, west of Gaza (غز) city, for which the generic coordinates are: 31.498575, 34.426799. 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
    4
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]