Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0089

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

منزل عائلة درويش جودة بشارع العشرين بمخيم النصيرات, the home of the Darwish Jouda family on Al-Eshreen Street in Al-Nuseirat Camp, Gaza strip, central Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.450065, 34.392934 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 10th 2023, it was reported that at least 14 civilians, including at least 11 children, were killed and up to 10 others were injured in an alleged Israeli air raid on the Darwish Jouda family home on Al-Eshreen Street in Nuseirat refugee camp in Central Gaza.

A post from Farid Shaheen, which put the number of deaths at 14, reported that Hajja Souad Jouda (Umm Salem), her son Muhammad Jouda, Muhammad’s wife (whose name is unknown), five of their children (whose names are unknown), Hajja Souad’s daughter in law Najwa Jouda (mother of Muhammad, wife of Dr. Salem Jouda), and her five children were all killed. A post from Maram Mohammed identified the names of Najwa’s five children: Muhammad Jouda, Reem Jouda, 12 year old Tasnim Jouda, Ayman Jouda and Aseel Jouda.

Multiple other local sources reported that an 8-year old girl, Aya Mahmoud Abdel Hameed Jouda, was reported killed in the strike, together with her 11-year old sister Ghazal Mahmoud Abdel Hameed Jouda, while a 12-year old girl Mariam Ihab Darwish Jouda was killed, along with her brother Houthifa Ihab Jouda. The young boy of the family, Houthifa Ihab Jouda, was initially reported missing and thought to still be under the rubble of the family’s home, but on the 13th of October his death was reported by Facebook user Heba Essam. A post by Ola Abdel Aziz contains a picture of a young smiling girl Maria Ihaba Jouda carrying a certificate in her hands. The testimony by Abu Ghazi Al-Saqqa features images of the two young girls, Aya Mahmoud Jouda and Ghazal Mahmoud Jouda. It is unclear if any of the above children are children of Muhammad Jouda and his wife whose names remain unmentioned.

Heba Essam posted on Facebook the names of two additional child members of the Jouda family who were killed in the air raid: Ahmed Nabil Jouda and Yahya Mounir Jouda.

News agencies including Al Jazeera, Odeh Satellite channel, and Middle_eastnow posted video footage on Facebook and X/Twitter showing the search for people trapped under rubble at the site of the airstrike. Middle_Eastnow titled the video footage:“Continuing searches for missing persons under the rubble in the Darish Jouda family home in the Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza strip after it was bombed by Israeli aircraft”.

Mahmoud Al-Louh, an individual journalist from Gaza, posted photographs on Facebook showing the effects of the bombing on the home of the Darwish Jouda family on Al-Eshreen Street in the Al-Nuseirat Camp, in addition to a video of one injured man being carried out of a building, covered in dust.

On the 10th of October, Izzat Jouda, the nephew of Darwish Jouda, issued a statement on Facebook stating that the bombing of the house had occurred “without warning” and that there were “more than 20 unarmed civilians, most of whom were children and women”. He continued to say that “two children have been rescued, and all of them injured, and the search for survivors under rubble is continuing”. He attached images of the severely damaged building and the rescue groups searching through the rubble. Mahmoud Abu Al-Fida noted in his post that “those who died in an Israeli bombing of the house of Uncle Darwish Jouda Abu Ihab, which led to the rest of the family members being injured with various injuries.” A family relative, Ola Abdel Aziz, wrote that “after my uncle Darwish Jouda’s house was targeted and fell on its residents without warning, my uncle, his wife, my cousins, and their grandchildren were injured.”

Multiple initial sources including Wafa News reported five people were killed and 10 were injured, and that they were taken to the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia.

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 strike to Israeli forces. Multiple sources indicated that the attack happened without prior warning.

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 (20)

Ahmed Nabil Jouda احمد نبيل جودة
Child male killed
Yahya Mounir jouda يحيى منير جودة
Child killed
Aya Mahmoud jouda يحيى محمود جودة
8 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 436760409
Ghazal Mahmoud jouda غزل محمود جودة
11 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 433408754
Maria Ihab jouda ماريا ايهاب جودة
12 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 431689876
Hudhayfah Ihab jouda حذيفة ايهاب جودة
killed
Souda Mohammed Jouda سعاد محمد جودة
64 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 992926592
Mohammed Jouda, (Abu Ayman) محمد جودة
male killed
Wife of Mohammed Jouda محمد جودة ابو
female killed
Child of Mohammed Jouda طفل محمد جودة
killed
Child of Mohammed Jouda طفل محمد جودة
killed
Child of Mohammed Jouda طفل محمد جودة
killed
Child of Mohammed Jouda طفل محمد جودة
killed
Child of Mohammed Jouda طفل محمد جودة
killed
Najwa Jouda (Um Mohammed) نجوى جودة
female killed
Muhammad Jouda محمد جودة
killed
Reem Jouda ريم جودة
killed
Tasnim Jouda تسنيم جودة
12 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 430418210
Ayman Jouda ايمن جودة
killed
Aseel Joud اسيل جودة
killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    14 – 20
  • (11–16 children3 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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

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    Source: Mahmoud Al-Louh Abu Ma
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    Source: Mahmoud Al-Louh Abu Ma
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    Source: Mahmoud Al-Louh Abu Ma
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    Source: Mahmoud Al-Louh Abu Ma
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    Source: Abu Ghazi Al-Saqqa
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    Source: Abu Ghazi Al-Saqqa
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    Source: Ahmed Al-Samak
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    Source: Ahmed Al-Samak
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    Source: Ahmed Al-Samak
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    Source: Ahmed Al-Samak
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    Source: Ahmed Al-Samak
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    Source: Izzat Jouda i
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    Source: Izzat Jouda i
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    Source: Izzat Jouda i
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    Source: Izzat Jouda i
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    Source: Izzat Jouda i
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    Source: Ola Abdel Aziz
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    Source: Ola Abdel Aziz
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    Source: Farid Shaheen facebook
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    Source: Farid Shaheen facebook
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    Source: Jabalya city facebook
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    Source: Jabalya city facebook
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    Source: Jabalya city facebook
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    Source: Jabalya city facebook
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    Source: Jabalya city facebook
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    Source: Jabalya city facebook
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    Source: Jabalya city facebook
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    Source: Jabalya city facebook
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    Source: Jabalya city facebook
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    Source: Abu Alhareth facebook
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    Source: Abu Alhareth facebook
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    Source: Soad Salem facebook
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Nuseirat (النصيرات), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.450065, 34.392934. 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
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    14 – 20
  • (11–16 children3 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10
  • 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 (34) [ collapse]