Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0168

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

مخيم النصيرات, Nuseirat camp, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.447637, 34.392864 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

During the evening of Thursday, October 12, 2023, an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Aqal family home located in the Nuseirat camp, central Gaza Strip, resulted in the death of one civilian.

Al-Mayadeen news covered the incident, stating that a “martyr was recovered from the home of the Aqal family”, with Wattan news reporting that the airstrike took place at approximately 11:25 in the evening. Multiple sources on local and social media, including Shehab Agency, Sanad News Agency, Safa, and Rafah Service, corroborated the location of the strike, with most of them confirming the death of one civilian and the recovery of a body. Sources did not mention any other casualties or specify the identity of the victim. Rafah Service Official Account posted on Facebook a video showing the aftermath of the attack, while Adham Khaled Jabareen shared a video showing an ambulance arriving at a hospital.

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
    1
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Nuseirat Camp (مخيم النصيرات) to the north east of Deir al Balah (دير البلح) for which the generic coordinates are: 31.447637, 34.392864. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]