Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0042

Incident date

October 9, 2023

Location

مسجد بلال بن رباح, Bilal bin Rabah Mosque, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.503611, 34.450833 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Up to six civilians were killed and three civilians were injured, across three generations of the Daloul family, when an alleged Israeli bomb hit their home on October 9th 2023.

The house was next to the Bilal bin Rabah Mosque, east of Gaza city. Surviving members of the family were reported to have had to pull their loved ones from the rubble of the building.

Grandparents Umm Ali Daloul and Mustafa Ali Daloul (54 years old) were killed. Their son Ali Mustafa Ali Daloul (Abu Mustafa, identified as an armed militant by Hayawi on Twitter) and his wife, Aya Muhammed Farajallah (Umm Mustafa) were killed. Aya and Ali’s 7-year-old daughter Zein Dalloul was killed, while her young siblings Mustafa Daloul, Karem Daloul, and Karma Daloul were all injured.

Brothers Muhammad Mustafa Ali Daloul (24 years old) and Fares Mustafa Ali Dalloul were reported killed as well – one source, Mazen Drabya on Facebook, identified the father of Muhammad and Fares as Mustafa Dalloul Al-Darash. The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified a Fares Mustafa Ali Dalloul as 17 years old, included in the list below.

All victims are reportedly civilians except for Ali Mustafa Ali Daloul (29 years old) who, according to multiple sources, was a field commander in the National Resistance Brigades, the military wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Airwars found a partial match only for Ali Mustafa Daloul in the Ministry of Health list of names released on October 26th.

The family members were reported to be mourned by surviving relatives Hiyam Abdel Rahman Darabeh and Muhammad Farajallah who are Aya‘s parents, by her uncle Abu Tamer Farajallah and cousin Nour Farajallah.

Watani Breaking News reported six deaths, all other sources reported seven. Given the likely militant status of Ali Mustafa Daloul, Airwars has included at least one militant in our belligerent count, and estimated the upper range of civilian deaths to be six.

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

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.

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 (9)

Mustafa Ali Daloul مصطفى علي دلول
54 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 954747168
Umm Ali Daloul, wife of Mustafa Ali Daloul ام علي دلول، زوجة مصطفى علي دلول
Adult female killed
Aya Muhammad Farajallah (Umm Mustafa), wife of Ali Mustafa Ali Daloul آية محمد فرج الله ( ام مصطفى دلول) زوجة علي مصطفى دلول
Adult female killed
Muhammad Mustafa Ali Daloul محمد مصطفى دلول
24 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 404626608
Fares Mustafa Ali Dalloul فارس مصطفى علي دلول
17 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 424144061
Zein Ali Mustafa Dalloul, daughter of Ali Mustafa Dalloul زين علي مصطفى دلول ابنة علي مصطفى دلول
5 or 7 years old female identified as Zeinah in the Palestinian MoH data, age 5 killed Matched to MoH ID 440884534
Mustafa Ali Mustafa Ali Daloul مصطفى علي مصطفى دلول
Child male injured
Karem Ali Mustafa Ali Daloul كريم علي مصطفى دلول
Child male injured
Karma Ali Mustafa Ali Daloul كرمة علي مصطفى دلول
Child female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Religious Institution
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5 – 6
  • (1–3 children2 women2–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (14) [ collapse]

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    Source: Hayawi
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    Source: Amir Yassin
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    Source: Kayed Ashour facebook
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    Source: Kayed Ashour facebook
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    Source: Kayed Ashour facebook
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    Source: Kayed Ashour facebook
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    Source: Kayed Ashour facebook
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    Source: Kayed Ashour facebook
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    Source: Kayed Ashour facebook
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    Source: Kayed Ashour facebook
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    Source: ABu Tamer Farajallah facebook
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    Source: Nour farjallah facebook
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    Source: Watani breaking news facebook
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Bilal bin Rabah Mosque (مسجد بلال بن رباح) to the east of Gaza city (غزة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.503611, 34.450833. 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
    5 – 6
  • (1–3 children2 women2–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (14) [ collapse]