Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0339

Incident date

October 18, 2023

Location

الزيتون, al Zaytoun, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.485479, 34.444885 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

During the evening of Wednesday, October 18th, 2023, an alleged Israeli airstrike hit the Hajji’s family home on Street 8 in the al-Zaytoun neighborhood, east of Gaza city, reportedly killing and wounding an unknown number of victims, according to multiple sources.

No further details were available regarding the identity of the civilians or the survivors’ current conditions. Airwars will update the assessment if and when such details emerge.

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

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The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • 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
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Zaytoun (الزيتون) to the south of Gaza city (غزة). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Zaytoun are: 31.485479, 34.444885.

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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
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]