Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0097

Incident date

October 9–10, 2023

Location

مخيّم الشاطئ, Al-Shati refugee camp, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.530719, 34.452569 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 9 or October 10, 2023, one woman identified as Haifa Al-Tatar (61 years old) and her son Abdelrahman Al-Tatar (35 years old), respectively the wife and son of the former director of Al-Shifa hospital Dr. Nasr Al-Tatar, were reportedly killed in their home following alleged Israeli strikes in the Gaza Strip.

Initial reporting said that Dr Nasr Al-Tatar was among those killed, however, he later appeared in a press conference by the Gaza Ministry of Health on October 10, where he announced that his wife and son had been both killed when their house was bombed by alleged Israeli forces. Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights’s report corroborated this account, writing that “[T[he bombardment destroyed many homes and residential buildings, on the heads of their residents, [including] the Tatar family”. Majdi Al Tatar, a relative, described his cousin “Abdelrahman Nasr al-Tatar” as a “judge” and said both him and his mother were killed in the attack. Two relatives of the family reported the attack took place on October 9, while other sources published reports on the strikes on October 10. There were no reported injuries, details about the time of the attack or other information.

Al-Tatar’s relatives, Mohammed Al Haddad and Tasnim Mazen, and their neighbour, Kholoud, posted obituaries on Facebook. Dr. Nasr Al-Tatar’s nephew Tansim Mazen posted online that while Haifa Al-Tatar and Abdelrahman Al-Tatar were killed on October 10, Abdelrahman’s brother, Abdullah Nasr Al-Tatar, was previously killed as a “martyr” on October 7.

Another relative of Al-Tatar family described on Facebook Adbullah Al-Tatar as a Hamas militant, leader of the “elite battalion of Al-Shati” who took part in the Hamas attacks against Israel on October 7 – where he was reportedly killed.

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

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

61 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 917045940
35 years old male Son of Haifa killed Matched to MoH ID 801132028

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al-Shati refugee camp (مخيّم الشاطئ) in Gaza city (غَزَّة). Analysing audio-visual material from sources we have narrowed down the location to these exact coordinates: 31.530719, 34.452569.

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  • Imagery:
    Kholoud Abumuaileq

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 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 (9) [ collapse]

Media
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Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 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 (9) [ collapse]