Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0403

Incident date

October 20, 2023

Location

محيط مسجد الأمان, Vicinity of Aman Mosque, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.527416, 34.466823 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On Friday, October 20th, 2023 one person was reportedly killed and at least one person was injured when a residential apartment opposite Aman Mosque in Gaza City was allegedly bombed by an Israeli military aircraft. All sources reported that the bombing resulted in one death, and many sources including @ShehabAgency, @ArabsEvent and @Alsharawmo tweeted that there was also one injury. Safa News, @AwdehTV and local source Basema Alfarra stated that there were several injuries, but did not state a specific figure. No other identifying characteristics, including names, have been made public.

When sources identified a belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to Israeli forces.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Religious Institution
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Aman mosque (مسجد امان) to the west of Gaza city (غزة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.527416, 34.466823. 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
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Religious Institution
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]