Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0311

Incident date

October 17, 2023

Location

منزل لعائلة حواس, Hawass family house, Gaza Strip, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On 17th October 2023, an alleged airstrike hit the house of the Hawass family, in the Gaza Strip, resulting in an unknown number of injuries. All sources attributed the strike to Israeli forces.

Numerous Twitter/X accounts posted images showing Civil Defense and medical services rescuing and attending to those injured in the strike on the Hawass home, with Deir Abu Mishal specifically mentioning “dealing with those injured”. The images show multiple individuals were injured, but the exact amount of injuries remains unclear.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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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    Source: @ShababFM1014
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    Source: 'Asala watan
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    Source: 'Asala watan
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    Source: 'Asala watan
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    Source: 'Asala watan
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    Source: 'Asala watan
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    Source: Deir Abu Mishal
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    Source: Deir Abu Mishal
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    Source: Deir Abu Mishal
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    Source: Deir Abu Mishal
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    Source: Deir Abu Mishal
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    Source: Deir Abu Mishal
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    Source: Deir Abu Mishal
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    Source: Al dakhlaa alflasinya
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    Source: Al dakhlaa alflasinya
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    Source: Al dakhlaa alflasinya
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    Source: Al dakhlaa alflasinya
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    Source: Al dakhlaa alflasinya

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
    Unknown
  • 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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