Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0296

Incident date

October 17, 2023

Location

مخيم المغازي, Al Maghazi camp, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.421721, 34.385404 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

​​On Tuesday, October 17th, 2023, six civilians, including a baby, were reportedly injured and two were killed as a result of an alleged Israeli airstrike on a residential apartment in Al-Nada Building in Al-Maghazi Camp, in the central Gaza strip.

Local sources, including Palestine News, reported that there were a number of people killed and injured. Ismail Awad’s Facebook post stated that there were six injuries, including a baby, and two deaths, but did not provide names of the victims. Twitter/X user @Alaqsavoice Brk wrote that a number of casualties had arrived at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital.

Hana Al-Maghazi Page included an image of the building that was hit by the strike.

Only one source identified the belligerent as the Israeli military, therefore, Airwars qualified the strike as a “single source claim”.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    Source: Hana Al-maghazi Page

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Maghazi camp (مخيم المغازي) to the east of Deir al Balah (دير البلح) for which the generic coordinates are: 31.421721, 34.385404. 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
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]