Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0392d

Incident date

October 20, 2023

Location

منزل عائلة حدايد بحي الشيخ ناصر في خانيونس جنوب قطاع غزة, Hadayed family home, Sheikh Nasser neighbourhood in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, Khan Yunis, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On Friday 20th of October 2023, at least two civilian members of the Hadayed family, an infant and a woman, were killed, and a number of others were injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Hadayed family home in the Sheikh Nasser neighbourhood in Khan Yunis, South of the Gaza Strip.

The Hadayed Family Gathering page on Facebook reported that the alleged bombing took place at dawn, and that it led to the death of a woman and an infant child along with the injury of a number of others. The names of the victims were not provided.

This incident was further corroborated on Twitter/X by two local news sources: PalpostN and Alaqsavoice_Brk both stated the Hadayed family house was one of the many houses destroyed in bombings in Khan Yunis.

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

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The incident occured around dawn.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]