Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0321

Incident date

October 18, 2023

Location

منزل لعائلة دردونة قرب البنك الإسلامي في جباليا البلد, Dardouna family near the Islamic Bank in Jabalia al-Balad, Gaza strip, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On October 18th 2023, it was reported that up to 27 people were killed when an airstrike hit the house of the Dardouna family, near the Islamic Bank in Jabalia al-Balad, north of the Gaza strip.  Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces.

Ahmed posted on Facebook that as many as 27 were killed in the airstrike, while no other sources mention the number of casualties as a result of this reported strike. A video posted on Facebook by Samah showed an old Palestinian man who claimed to have lost 10 of his family members. Within the video the man stands amongst bodies laid on the ground –  there are four in view, and one appears to be of small stature like that of a child. There are no names included and it is unclear on the gender or age of the bodies within the video.

Pictures show a bright light in the sky which appear to be rockets from the alleged airstrike, these pictures are taken during night time. The majority of the sources claim that this strike was carried out by warplanes, suggesting attribution to Israeli forces.

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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
    10 – 27
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

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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
    10 – 27
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Unknown

Sources (21) [ collapse]