Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0082

Incident date

October 10, 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

On October 10th, 2023, 22 members of the Ahmed family were reported killed, including seven children, by an alleged Israeli airstrike on their family home in Jabalia camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

Initial reporting by @Jales_tinian2 said five people were killed instantly and another eight were found under the rubble. While most sources estimated that 14 members of the Ahmed family were killed, later estimates from relatives Naser Ahmed and Mohammad Ahmed put the toll at 22. The full list of names was provided by family members online.

A Facebook post from a member of the Ahmed family, Mohammad Ahmed, identified his mother, Khadija Muhammad Ahmed, to be among the dead, describing her as ‘the apple of my eye’. Her children, Diaa Alaa El-Din Ahmed, Haifa Alaa El-Din Ahmed, Ghaida Alaa El-Din Ahmed and Raafat Alaa El-Din Ahmed, were also killed in the incident.

Raafat’s wife, Israa Zakaria Ahmed, and her two children, two-year-old Obaida Raafat Alaa El-Din Ahmed and Yamen Raafat Alaa Al-Din Ahmed were also all killed in the airstrike. Ghaida’s son Kenan Muhammad Ahmed’s body was also recovered by ambulances at the incident.

Ahlam Zakaria Ahmed was also killed alongside his son and three daughters, including three-year-old Qusay, five-year-old Sidra, one-year-old Haydi and seven-year-old Linda. Bassem Sboui said on Facebook that Linda, his brother’s daughter, and “all her family” were killed in the attack.

Naser Ahmed posted online the list of 22 names, including the additional Ahmed family members to those mentioned above: Siraj Mahdi Ahmed, Aseel Mahdi Ahmed, Muhammad Arif Ahmed, Tamer Muhammad Ahmed, Kamila Saeed Ahmed, Mustafa Tamer Ahmed, Muhammad Tamer Ahmed, Aya Tamer Ahmed. 

In an interview with Al Jadeed TV, posted on Facebook, Mohammad Ahmed told reporters that 22 people had died in the strike.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces. Wattan, as well as several other sources all states that the attack was conducted “without warning”.

Where possible, Airwars has matched names and ages 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 incident occured at approximately 11:00 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Khadija Muhammad Ahmed خديجة محمد أحمد
Adult female killed
Diaa Alaa El-Din Ahmed ضياء علاء الدين أحمد
36 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 800770760
Haifa Alaa El Din Ahmed هيفاء علاء الدين أحمد
Adult female killed
Ghaida Alaa El-Din Ahmed غيداء علاء الدين أحمد
Adult female killed
Kenan Muhammad Farhat كنان محمد فرحات
2 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 445199037
Raafat Alaa El-Din Ahmed رأفت علاء الدين أحمد
27 years old male 27 according to Palestinian MoH killed Matched to MoH ID 400994935
Israa Zakaria Ahmed اسراء زكريا أحمد
26 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 402579155
Obaida Raafat Alaa El-Din Ahmed عبيدة رأفت أحمد علاء الدين
2 years old male 2 according to Palestinian MoH killed Matched to MoH ID 445140601
Yamen Raafat Alaa Al-Din Ahmed , يامن رأفت علاء الدين أحمد
Child male killed
Ahlam Zakaria Ahmed Ahlam Zakaria Ahmed أحلام زكريا أحمد
31 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 803834837
Qusay Muhammad Alaa Al-Din Ahmed قصي محمد علاء الدين أحمد
3 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 442981387
Sidra Muhammad Alaa El-Din Ahmed سيدرا محمد علاء الدين احمد
5 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 439059205
Haydi Muhammad Alaa El-Din Ahmed هايدي محمد علاء الدين أحمد
1 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 445671142
Linda Muhammad Alaa El-Din Ahmed لندا محمد علاء الدين أحمد
7 years old female killed
Siraj Mahdi Ahmed سراج مهدي أحمد
Age unknown male killed
Aseel Mahdi Ahmed أسيل مهدي احمد
Age unknown male killed
Muhammad Arif Ahmed محمد عارف أحمد
Age unknown male killed
Tamer Muhammad Ahmed تامر محمد أحمد
43 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 905374237
Kamila Saeed Ahmed كاملة سعيد احمد
63 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 960888956
Mustafa Tamer Ahmed مصطفى تامر أحمد
9 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 434616140
Muhammad Tamer Ahmed محمد تامر احمد
Age unknown male killed
Aya Tamer Ahmed آية تامر أحمد
Age unknown female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    22
  • (8 children5 women2 men)
  • 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

Sources (37) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: ِAmer Ahmad
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    Source: Abdo Rahman Affana
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    Source: Adham matar
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    Source: Mohamad Ahmed
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    Source: Mohammed Ahmed
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    Source: Mohamad Ahmad
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    Source: Jamal Hammad
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    Source: Jamal Hammad
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    Source: Jamal Hammad
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    Source: Jamal Hammad
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    Source: Mohammad ahmad
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    Source: Yomna M mustafa
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    Source: Gökcağız Arslan
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    Source: Gökcağız Arslan
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    Source: Gökcağız Arslan
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    Source: Gökcağız Arslan
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    Source: Mohammad Ahmed
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    Source: Mohammad Ahmad
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    Source: Mohammad Ahmad
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of 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
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    22
  • (8 children5 women2 men)
  • 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

Sources (37) [ collapse]