Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0185

Incident date

October 13, 2023

Location

شارع اليرموك منزل عائلة الخضري, Al-Khudari and Ghazal family homes at Al Yarmouk street (Al-Nafaq Street), Gaza city, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On Friday October 13th 2023, more than 10 civilians were reportedly killed as a result of an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Al-Khudari family’s home on Yarmouk Street in Gaza City, and dozens civilians were reported under the rubble of the Ghazal family’s home next to it. While most sources mentioned the location as Yarmouk street, a Facebook user Rania Alp-khudary wrote that the attacked houses were located on Al-Nafaq Street.

While multiple local sources, including Palestine voice radio, have reported on the incident, further details about civilian casualties and/or victims’ names are unknown as no obituaries from relatives or friends could be found.

Only one source has identified the belligerent as Israeli military. Therefore, Airwars identified strike status as a single source claim. Given the absence of information on the identities of the victims and otherwise lack of details in the sources, the civilian harm status has been classified as weak until further information comes to light.

The exact time of the incident is unknown.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11 – 24
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11 – 24
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (12) [ collapse]