Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0570

Incident date

October 24, 2023

Location

منزل لعائلة مقداد وسط رفح, Miqdad family home at the Al-Dukhani roundabout in the Shaboura camp, Central Rafah, Gaza Strip, Rafah, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

Shortly before 7:56 PM on Tuesday, October 24th 2023, one man was reportedly killed and up to four civilians, including a child, were injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Miqdad family home at the Al-Dukhani roundabout in the Shaboura refugee camp of central Rafah, as reported by Safa News Agency and various other sources.

Safa News was the first to report about the incident at 7:56 PM, posting about both serious and minor injuries as a result of the bombardment of the Miqdad family home.

According to a Facebook post by Kuwait Hospital, a number of injured people arrived at the Hospital as a result of the alleged bombing, which according to the post occurred only 100 meters away. Photos attached to the post showed at least three different injured men, with other photos not clearly showing the identity of those who were reportedly injured.

A video posted by Al Jazeera News showed the unnamed brother of the man killed in the attack speaking about what had happened while standing next to the bed of another young child who had been injured in the attack.

A number of neighbours of the home posted about the bombing on social media, along with prayers for the Miqdad family.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to the Israeli military.

The incident occured at approximately 7:56 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp, Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 belligerent
    Israeli Military

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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 infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp, Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 belligerent
    Israeli Military

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