Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0229

Incident date

October 15, 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

At least three people were injured in the Bureij camp in the central Gaza Strip when a house was reportedly hit by an alleged Israeli military aircraft/artillery shelling on October 15th, 2023. The Ministry of the Interior in Gaza also reported the incident.

The journalist Hassan Aslih reported that three people were injured when the bomb hit the Eid family home in the Bureij refugee camp. Only this source listed a specific number of injuries and a name for the family whose home was allegedly hit.

The victims were taken to Al-Aqsa Hospital.

@Khalediskef reported on “continuous artillery shelling” east of Bureij camp, while all other sources claim the bomb was dropped by an Israeli military aircraft.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: AJA.Egypt
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    Source: AJA.Palestine

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the 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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]