Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0193

Incident date

October 14, 2023

Location

مخيم البريج, Bureij camp, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.437934, 34.403857 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the 14th of October, 2023, up to eight civilians were reportedly injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on a house in the al-Bureij camp in the central region of the Gaza strip.

Al Jazeera, on the 14th of October, reported that there had been “injuries due to an Israeli bombing that targeted a house in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza strip”. A subsequent update from al Jazeera quoted the Ministry of the Interior in Gaza which stated that there had been both “martyrs and injuries in an Israeli bombing that targeted two homes in the Bureij camp and the town of al-Zawaida”, while al-Masirah posted that according to “Palestinian sources” there had been “a number of injuries” resulting from the airstrike. However, sources did not clarify if those who were reported killed were in the Bureij camp, or in the nearby town of al-Zawaida.

Gaza Now initially posted on X/Twitter that Israeli aircraft had bombed “a house over the heads of its residents in the Bureij camp in the central Gaza strip”. Other journalists reposted this statement online such as Tamara Nawash al-Nahar, of Radio Jordan. Gaza Now later noted that there had specifically been eight people injured who had arrived at the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Hospital as a result of the alleged airstrike on the house in the Bureij camp.

This information was also reposted by other X/Twitter accounts, with Gaza Now further reporting that “civil defense teams and medical teams” were “still participating in searching for others under the rubble”.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to Israeli forces.

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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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention Bureij camp (مخيم البريج), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.437934, 34.403857. 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    8
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]