Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0010

Incident date

October 7, 2023

Location

محطة بنزين بهلول, Bahlul Petrol Station, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.537015, 34.462005 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the 7th of October, 2023 six members of the Shaaban family were reportedly killed after their family home in the Al-Nasr neighbourhood of Gaza city was bombed by Israeli airstrikes. Those killed in the attack were identified as Nazir Shaaban (36 years old), his wife Enas Shaaban (35 years old) and their four children: Omar Nazir Shaaban, Ghada Nazir Shaaban, Batoul Nazir Shaaban (7 years old) and Ahmed Nazir Shaaban (1 year old).

Facebook posts were also made by relatives of the Shaaban family, confirming the casualties. These included Abu Almeer Shabaan, the cousin of Nazir Shaaban and Eng-Fathi Shaban, uncle of Omar Nazir Shaaban. In connection to Nazir Shaaban’s work as a “medical and laboratory analysis specialist”, a statement of condolence was released on behalf of the leadership of the General Directorate of Military Medical Services. A similar statement was also released online by the Al-Shati Joint Primary School which two of Nazir Shaaban’s children had attended: “We also condole ourselves with the [death] of the good student Ghada Nazir Shaaban from the fifth grade and the good student Batoul Nazir Shaaban from the second grade”.

Al-Jazeera reported on the “touching scene of a young Palestinian who lost all his family members after Israeli fighters bombed the Abu Shaaban family home in Gaza City.” On the 9th of October Saleh Bey News also reported that (wider) family members had said on Facebook that the [Israeli] aircraft struck the house of Nazir Shawqi Shaaban without warning which led to the death of the entire family.

Additionally, the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights published a report on the 8th of October, calling for the United Nations Security Council “to intervene immediately to stop Israeli attacks on the Palestinian people”. The report made reference to the attack on the Shaaban family: “the Israeli attacks also targeted the home of the Shaaban family, resulting in the [death] of all family members: the father, mother, and their four children”.

Where possible, Airwars has matched names with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of nearly 7000 victims’ names and ID numbers released on October 26th.

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

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.

The victims were named as:

Family members (6)

Nazir Shaaban نذير شعبان
36 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 801100769
Enas Shaaban ايناس شعبان
35 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 801927047
Omar Nazir Shaaban عمر نذير شعبان
male killed
Ghada Nazir Shaaban غادة نذير شعبان
Child female killed
Batoul Nazir Shaaban بتول نذير شعبان
7 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 437307911
Ahmed Nazir Shaaban احمد نذير شعبان
1 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 444884985

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Bahlul petrol station (محطة بنزين بهلول), within the city of Gaza (غَزَّة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.537015, 34.462005. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (4 children1 woman1 man1 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

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Media
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    Source: Medical services Facebook
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    Source: Saeed Sakir Facebook
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    Source: Saeed Sakir Facebook
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    Source: Saeed Sakir Facebook
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    Source: Dr Akram Al-Tahir facebook
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    Source: Abu Almeer Shabaan facebook
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    Source: Abu Almeer Shabaan facebook
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    Source: Abu Almeer Shabaan facebook
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    Source: Abu Almeer Shabaan facebook
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    Source: Abu Almeer Shabaan facebook
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    Source: Abu Almeer Shabaan facebook
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    Source: Abu Almeer Shabaan facebook
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    Source: Hiba Shabaan facebook
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    Source: Hiba Shabaan facebook
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    Source: Hiba Shabaan facebook
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    Source: Hiba Shabaan facebook
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    Source: Hiba Shabaan facebook
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    Source: Hiba Shabaan facebook
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    Source: Salah Al Madhoon facebook
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    Source: Salah Al Madhoon facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Ajjour facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Ajjour facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Ajjour facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Ajjour facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Ajjour facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Ajjour facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Ajjour facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Ajjour facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Ajjour facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Ajjour facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Ajjour facebook
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    Source: Bassam Shaban facebook
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    Source: Bassam Shaban facebook
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    Source: Bassam Shaban facebook
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    Source: Bassam Shaban facebook
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    Source: Saleh Bey Facebook
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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
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (4 children1 woman1 man1 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (15) [ collapse]