Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0192

Incident date

October 14, 2023

Location

النصيرات, Nuseirat, Deir Al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.450065, 34.392934 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 14th 2023, between one and three civilians were reportedly killed and at least one was injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Al Shaf’i family house in Al Nusayrat camp.

There is mixed reporting on the number of civilians killed in the airstrike, with Wattan News providing the lowest death toll of one killed, whilst @GNNANOW reported three. Sputnik Arabic did not specify how many deaths, but directly referenced “a number of women and children” were killed.

@ShebabAgency, which reported on the residential airstrike, indicated that the incident led to injuries. Ambulances transported the injured to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, with a post by user Aida Muhammad noting that “most of the bodies of the martyrs are body parts”. A post from Osama Al-Kahlot also referred to “a number of serious injuries” arriving at the hospital. Wattan News was the only source to specify that one person was injured, in addition to the one death.

While all sources referred to the bombing as occurring in Nusayrat camp, some sources referred to the strike as occurring at a house for the Al-Shafi’i family while others mentioned “the Nusayrat camp market” as the location of the strike.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces. Sputnik Arabic specified that the strike occurred “without warning”.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp, Marketplace
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Food
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Nuseirat (النصيرات), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.450065, 34.392934. 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 infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp, Marketplace
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 children1–2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Food
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (16) [ collapse]