Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0220

Incident date

October 15, 2023

Location

جوار مسجد خالد بن الوليد, Vicinity of Khaled bin al Walid Mosque , Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.370425, 34.334530 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On Sunday, October 15th 2023, two civilians were injured by an alleged Israeli airstrike in the vicinity of the home of Abdel al-Abadia near the Khaled bin al-Walid Mosque in al-Qarara, east of Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian Information Center, along with Palestine Today TV, TV Manar, and Sama News Agency reported about the strike and the two injured civilians, as did multiple sources on social media. Salahaddin reported that the two civilians had sternum injuries, and included a video of a flaming building, allegedly the home that was bombed. Ben Kanaan reported on the strike and injuries and added “thank God there are no martyrs in the place”, thus indicating that no deaths had occurred as a result of the strike. Sources did not specify the names or details of the injured civilians and did not list civilian deaths or other injuries.

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 infrastructure
    Religious Institution
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (15) [ collapse]

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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Khaled bin al Walid Mosque (مسجد خالد بن الوليد) in al Qarara (القرارة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.370425, 34.334530. 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
    Religious Institution
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (15) [ collapse]