Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0324

Incident date

October 18, 2023

Location

المغراقة, Al Mughraqa, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.468294, 34.417556 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Three people were reported to have been killed by an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Abdel Salam residence in the Al Mughraqa area of the central Gaza Strip on October 18th, 2023.

While several sources reporting that the home of the Abdel Salem family had been struck, identification details have not been publicly released, and it is unknown whether those killed were members of the family or other, unrelated, civilians.

Airwars has graded this as a single source incident due to only one original source providing details on the incident.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Al Mughraqa (المغراقة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.468294, 34.417556. 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
    3
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]