Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0091

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

خان يونس, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.346149, 34.303899 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 12th 2023, six members of the Abu Arram family, including four children and one woman, were reportedly killed by an alleged Israeli airstrike on their family home in Khan Yunis, located in the Gaza Strip.

Father Mahmoud Dhaif Allah Abu Arram, and his wife, Doaa Ibrahim Abu Jazar and four of their children were listed among the dead. Their children were identified as 6-year-old Hala Mahmoud Abu Arram, 4-year-old Sama Mahmoud Abu Arram and infant son Muhammad Mahmoud Abu Arram.

11-year-old Salah Muhammad Abu Jazar was also killed in the strike, who may have been one of Mahmoud and Doaa’s children – though this was not confirmed by all sources.

Facebook posts from family members and loved ones paid tribute to those killed. Images posted by Zaher Abu Dawoud Jazar showed the funeral for the family.

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

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (6)

Mahmoud Dhaif Allah Abu Arram محمود ضيف الله أبو عرام
Age unknown male killed
Doaa Ibrahim Abu Jazar دعاء ابراهيم أبو جزر
Age unknown female killed
Hala Mahmoud Abu Arram هالة محمود أبو عرام
6 years old female killed
Sama Mahmoud Abu Arram سما محمود أبو عرام
4 years old female killed
Muhammad Mahmoud Abu Arram محمد محمود أبو عرام
Child male killed
Salah Muhammad Abu Jazar صلاح محمد أبو جزر
11 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (4 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Abu Jazar family
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    Source: Muhammad Abu Jazar
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    Source: Muhammad Abu Jazar
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    Source: Halol ebrahim
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    Source: Ahmed Suleiman Abu Aram
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    Source: Zaher Abu Dawoud, Jazar
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    Source: Zaher Abu Dawoud, Jazar
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    Source: Zaher Abu Dawoud, Jazar
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    Source: Zaher Abu Dawoud, Jazar
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    Source: Zaher Abu Dawoud, Jazar
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    Source: Doaa Suhel Al gol

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Khan Younis (خان يونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.346149, 34.303899. 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
    6
  • (4 children1 woman1 man)
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]