Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0303

Incident date

October 17, 2023

Location

منزل عائلة الجبري في الحي الإماراتي بخانيونس, Al-Jabri family’s home in the Emirati neighborhood in Khan Yunis, Gaza strip, Gaza strip, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

During the night of Tuesday, October 17th 2023, at least 21 civilians were killed and a number of others were injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the home of the al-Jabri family in the Emirat neighborhood, Khan Yunis camp.

CNN News and Safa quoted the Ministry of Interior in Gaza, which said that the bodies of 21 civilians killed in the bombing had arrived at the Nasser Hospital, with a number of injuries that weren’t specified. CNN approached the IDF for a response, and the IDF international spokesperson, Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, said he was “not aware of any strikes specifically in those areas but they could have happened.”

A source on social media, Sufyan Akkad, shared images of the severely damaged building, rescue efforts, the injured trapped beneath the rubble, and bodies of those killed in shrouds. Shehab Agency shared the images of “explosive barrels dropped […] on the al Lamdani and al Jabri families in Khan Yunis camp.” Misbar News “learned from eyewitnesses that some of the targeted people were displaced from the northern Gaza Strip and Gaza City.” Sources did not provide any names or details of the victims, or the number of injuries.

Where sources identified the belligerents, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

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The incident occured during the night.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    21
  • 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

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Media
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    Source: @ShehabAgency
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    Source: Sofyan al akaad
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    Source: Sofyan al akaad
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    Source: Sofyan al akaad
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    Source: Sofyan al akaad
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    Source: Sofyan al akaad
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    Source: Sofyan al akaad
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    Source: Sofyan al akaad
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    Source: Sofyan al akaad
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    Source: Sofyan al akaad
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    Source: Sofyan al akaad
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    Source: Sofyan al akaad

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    21
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]