Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0275

Incident date

October 16, 2023

Location

مخيم النصيرات, Nuseirat camp, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.437817, 34.388418 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the afternoon of October 16th, a number of people, including a child, were reportedly killed and injured as a result of an alleged Israeli airstrike, which hit the house of the Abu Hassanein family in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip. Local sources have only specified the death of the child, who remains unnamed, and otherwise claimed a “number” of others had been killed or injured. Specific figures have not yet been released.

Tweets from @PalinfoAr and others reported and included an image of the child who had been killed and was uncovered from the rubble of the Abu Hassanein family home. On Facebook, a post from Mohannah Kafafi also included a video and stated that the child was displaced from one of the families from the Northern Gaza Strip.

Nabd News posted images of the destruction caused by the bombing on the house of the Abu Hassanein family, and a tweet from @AIMayadeenLive stated that the attack was in the vicinity of the military camps police station in the Central Governorate of the Gaza Strip.

All sources attributed the strike to Israeli forces.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Nabd news
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    Source: @PalinfoAr
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    Source: @Boutarbouch1
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    Source: @meast7th
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    Source: @Nfahatalaqsa
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    Source: @SafaPs
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    Source: Nawal
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    Source: Pps post
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    Source: Resheed
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Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention Nuseirat camp (مخيم النصيرات) to the east of Deir al Balah (دير البلح). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 31.437817, 34.388418.

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  • Imagery:
    Palestine Post

  • Imagery:
    Palestine Post

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
    2
  • (1 child)
  • 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 (22) [ collapse]