Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0324

Incident date

October 18, 2023

Location

منزل عائلة عبد السلام في منطقة المغراقة وسط قطاع غزة , Abdel Salam residence, Al-Mughraqa, Central Gaza Strip, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

Three people were reported to have been killed by an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Abdel Salam residence in the al-Mughraqa area of the central Gaza Strip on October 18th, 2023.

While several sources reporting that the home of the Abdel Salem family had been struck, identification details have not been publicly released, and it is unknown whether those killed were members of the family or other, unrelated, civilians.

Airwars has graded this as a single source incident due to only one original source providing details on the incident.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • 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 (6) [ 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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0326

Incident date

October 18, 2023

Location

جباليا, Jabalia, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.538711, 34.495107 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Around 8:49 PM on Wednesday, October 18th 2023, an alleged Israeli airstrike on the home of the Abu Amira family located on al-Alami street “next to the pump” in the Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip reportedly killed and injured a number of civilians, including women and children.

Shehab Agency and Quds News reported on the bombing, stating that “there were injuries at the place.” A source on social media, Ahmad Assaf, said there were “reports of martyrs and wounded at the scene,” while Twitter/X user @Ibrihim tweeted that “there were casualties in the place among the ranks of children and women.” Sources did not specify the exact number of casualties or the details of those injured or killed. The number of injured and killed has been quantified as 2 per Airwars methodology until further information comes to light.

Airwars has graded this incident as “single source claim” as the sources are repeating the same information.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The incident occured at approximately 8:49 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • 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
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a strike on a residential building in Jabalia (جباليا). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Jabalia are: 31.538711, 34.495107.

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 infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • 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
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0307

Incident date

October 17, 2023

Location

بالقرب من مجمع مدينة حمد السكني, Vicinity of Hamad Town Residential Complex, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.375589, 34.317638 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least one person was reported killed and a number of others injured after an alleged Israeli airstrike on an apartment in the Hamad Town residential complex in Khan Yunis on October 17th, 2023.

Neither identification for the deceased, not the exact number of injuries sustained was publicly reported.

Only one source attributed the airstrike to the Israeli forces, therefore the strike status has been graded as single source claim.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

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

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Hamad Town Residential Complex (مجمع مدينة حمد السكني) in Khan Younis (خان يونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.375589, 34.317638. 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
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0279

Incident date

October 17, 2023

Location

منزل لآل الصالحي في بلوك 2 بمخيم البريج, Al-Salhi family home, Block 2 of Al-Bureij camp, Gaza Strip, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On October 17th 2023, an unknown number of casualties were reported in a possible strike on the family home of Lal Al-Salhi in Block 2 of the Al-Bureij camp in Gaza.

While numerous sources reported the strike on the Al-Salhi home, few details are available regarding the number of those injured or killed. No names of victims are offered, and no sources include photos of the aftermath of the strike.

Most accounts simply state: “Injuries in the bombing of the Al-Salhi family’s house in Block 2 of the Bureij camp.” Only one source, a Facebook post by Khamis, offers something like a numerical figure, stating that there were attempts to remove “dozens of wounded and martyrs” from the rubble of the home, which Airwars has quantified as 12-24 in both the fatality and injury range. Given the lack of specificity in reporting, Airwars has graded the harm status as “weak” until further information comes to light.

Due to none of the accounts directly naming Israel as the belligerent, the strike status has been graded as “contested”. However, a tweet by @quds_yu references the strike on the Al-Salhi home, and mentions, separately, Israeli bombing of Khan Yunis.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 24
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Israeli Military, Palestinian Militants

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Palestinian Militants Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Palestinian Militants
  • Palestinian Militants position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 24
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attackers
    Israeli Military, Palestinian Militants

Sources (13) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0299

Incident date

October 17, 2023

Location

دير البلح, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.418995, 34.349442 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the morning of Tuesday, October 17th 2023, an Israeli airstrike allegedly hit a residential building belonging to Abu issa family in Deir al-Balah, a town in the Central Gaza Strip around 14 kilometers south of Gaza City. Local media sources reported that a number of civilians were killed and injured, citing the Ministry of Interior in Gaza. The Palestinian Press Agency SAFA wrote that the victims of the strike were transferred from the place of the strike to Al-Aqsa Hospital in the governorate.

No additional information was available about the number of victims and their identities.

Only one original source reported on the resulting civilian harm from the alleged Israeli airstrike, therefore Airwars has graded the civilian harm status as “weak”.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The incident occured in the morning.

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
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Deir al Balah (دير البلح), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.418995, 34.349442. 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 harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0305

Incident date

October 17, 2023

Location

محيط دوار الدرابية, Vicinity of Darabiyah Roundabout, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.536377, 34.455810 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

In the early morning of Tuesday, 17 October, 2023, several civilians were reportedly injured and killed as the result of an alleged Israeli bombardment that hit the Siam family home in the vicinity of the Darabiyah roundabout, west of Gaza City.

Safa correspondent and other local sources, reporting very similar information, said that a number of martyrs and injuries were recovered as a result of the bombing of a house belonging to the Siam family. Further information about the victims is not available.

Only one source identified Israeli military as a belligerent, therefore, Airwars has graded the Strike Status as Single Source Claim and due to limited information on the victims, the civilian harm status was graded as Weak.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The incident occured around dawn.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • 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
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (9) [ collapse]

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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Darabiyah Roundabout (دوار الدرابية) to the west of Gaza city (غزة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.536377, 34.455810. 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
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • 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
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0262

Incident date

October 16, 2023

Location

جوار قاعة ابو سرار, Vicinity of Abu Sarar Hall, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.453178, 34.386007 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On Monday,16th October 2023, an alleged Israeli bombardment hit the al-Naami family home behind Abu Sarar hall in the al-Nuseirat camp in the Gaza Strip, causing injuries. Airwars has not been able to find details on victims or corroboration of their status and will continue to monitor reports on this incident.

Airwars has graded this incident as a single source claim due to the sources repeating identical information from one original source.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Abu Sarar Hall (قاعة ابو سرار) to the west of Deir al Balah (دير البلح), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.453178, 34.386007. 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
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0185

Incident date

October 13, 2023

Location

شارع اليرموك منزل عائلة الخضري, Al-Khudari and Ghazal family homes at Al Yarmouk street (Al-Nafaq Street), Gaza city, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On Friday October 13th 2023, more than 10 civilians were reportedly killed as a result of an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Al-Khudari family’s home on Yarmouk Street in Gaza City, and dozens civilians were reported under the rubble of the Ghazal family’s home next to it. While most sources mentioned the location as Yarmouk street, a Facebook user Rania Alp-khudary wrote that the attacked houses were located on Al-Nafaq Street.

While multiple local sources, including Palestine voice radio, have reported on the incident, further details about civilian casualties and/or victims’ names are unknown as no obituaries from relatives or friends could be found.

Only one source has identified the belligerent as Israeli military. Therefore, Airwars identified strike status as a single source claim. Given the absence of information on the identities of the victims and otherwise lack of details in the sources, the civilian harm status has been classified as weak until further information comes to light.

The exact time of the incident is unknown.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11 – 24
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (12) [ 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
    11 – 24
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]