Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0301

Incident date

October 17, 2023

Location

جوار قاعة ليلة العمر, Vicinity of Lailat al Omar Hall, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.339366, 34.318333 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On Tuesday, 17th October, 2023, an alleged Israeli bombing hit the Al-Qahwaji family house located east of the Lailat Al-Omar hall in the Abu Shahla neighborhood area in Bani Suhaila, east of the town of Khan Yunis, reportedly injuring four civilians. The attack completely destroyed the house belonging to Mahmoud Kamel Al-Qahwaji. A number of casualties reportedly arrived at Nasser Hospital, though journalist Ahmad Qudeih claimed they were minor.

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

A local time of the incident is unknown.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Source: Suhaila built the splendor of the place
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    Source: Ibrahim Alnajjar Abu Yousef

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Lailat al Omar Hall (قاعة ليلة العمر) to the east of Khan Younis (خانيونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.339366 34.318333. 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 harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]