Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0092

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

الأمل, Al Amal, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.357092, 34.302552 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least seven people from three generations of the Awad family were killed and seven others were injured when the Awad family’s five-storey home, in the Al-Amal neighborhood of western Khan Yunis, in the south of the Gaza Strip, was reportedly bombed by an Israeli military aircraft on Tuesday, October 10th 2023.

Al-Ahram News reported that after more than seven hours under the rubble, the bodies of the first victims were exhumed.

The victims were identified as Nadia Ezzo Al-Zinati, also known as Umm Muhammed, the grandmother, who was killed alongside her son, Mahmoud Arhim Awad, and her daughter, Rahma Arhim Awad. As well as 23-year-old Walaa Hamdi Al Zinati Awad and her son, Abd Ahmed Awad. Walaa was the wife of one of Nadia‘s sons, Ahmed Arhim Awad. Two siblings, Nadia’s grandson, 4-year-old Ahmed Izz Al Din Mohammad Al Zinati and her granddaughter, 12-year-old Maryam Izz Al Din Mohammad Al Zinati were also killed. A neighbour of the Awad family identified as Abdullah Nahed Abu Mustafa was injured in the bombing and extensive damage was done to his family’s house, belonging to Nahed Abu Mustafa.

Tawafan Alaqsa quoted Shehab Agency which reported “7 injuries” from the bombing.

One source, Hisham, reported that the incident took place without prior warning.

Where possible, names have been matched with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of fatalities in Gaza released on October 26th, 2023.

Where sources identified a belligerent, all sources attributed the incident 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 (7)

Nadia Ezzo Al-Zinati نادية عزو الزيناتي
Adult female killed
Mahmoud Arhim Awad محمود إرحيم عوض
Age unknown male killed
Rahma Arhim Awad رحمة إرحيم عوض
Age unknown female killed
Walaa Hamdi Al Zinati Awad ولاء حمدي الزيناتي عوض
23 years old female killed
Abd Ahmed Awad عبد أحمد عوض
Child male killed
Ahmed Izz Al Din Mohammad Al Zinati أحمد عزالدين محمدالزيناتي
4 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 430224741
Maryam Izz Al Din Mohammad Al Zinati مريم عزالدين محمدالزيناتي
12 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 430224741

The victims were named as:

Abdullah Nahed Abu Mustafa عبدالله ناهض أبو مصطفى
Age unknown male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (3 children3 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: SawaNews
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    Source: The Palestinian hut
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    Source: The Palestinian hut
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    Source: The Palestinian hut
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    Source: The Palestinian hut
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    Source: The Palestinian hut
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    Source: Hani Abu Mustafa
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    Source: Hani Abu Mustafa
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    Source: Hani Abu Mustafa
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    Source: Hani Abu Mustafa
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    Source: Hani Abu Mustafa
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Al Amal neighbourhood (الأمل) to the west of Khan Younis (خان يونس). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 31.357092, 34.302552.

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  • Imagery:
    SawaNews

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
    7
  • (3 children3 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    7
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]