On October 20th, 2023, at least two civilians were killed – one woman and one girl, both from the al-Silak family – by an alleged Israeli airstrike near Al-Rahman Mosque in the Al-Maskar area in Deir Al-Balah.
The victims were taken to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital.
@ShehabAgency and @F24online reported three victims of the bombing, among which one woman and one girl, while other sources claimed the victims to be two “female martyrs”, without indicating their name or age. A post from Merym reported that up until that point, the Al-Silak family had lost 13 members since the beginning of the campaign.
Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces.
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The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
Sources (17) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Rahman Mosque (مسجد الرحمن) to the west of Deir al Balah (دير البلح), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.426777, 34.342275. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.