Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0305

Incident date

October 17, 2023

Location

محيط دوار الدرابية, Vicinity of Darabiyah Roundabout, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.536377, 34.455810 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

In the early morning of Tuesday, 17 October, 2023, several civilians were reportedly injured and killed as the result of an alleged Israeli bombardment that hit the Siam family home in the vicinity of the Darabiyah roundabout, west of Gaza City.

Safa correspondent and other local sources, reporting very similar information, said that a number of martyrs and injuries were recovered as a result of the bombing of a house belonging to the Siam family. Further information about the victims is not available.

Only one source identified Israeli military as a belligerent, therefore, Airwars has graded the Strike Status as Single Source Claim and due to limited information on the victims, the civilian harm status was graded as Weak.

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The incident occured around dawn.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (9) [ collapse]

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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Darabiyah Roundabout (دوار الدرابية) to the west of Gaza city (غزة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.536377, 34.455810. 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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (9) [ collapse]