Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0103

Incident date

October 11, 2023

Location

منزل عائلة نصير, Naseer family house in the town of Beit Lahia, North Gaza Governorate, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On Wednesday October 11th 2023, seven members of the Naseer family, including one child, were killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike that destroyed the Naseer family house in the town of Beit Lahia in the North Gaza Governorate. Four people were reported injured in this airstrike that occurred without prior warning, causing two buildings to collapse, according to local sources.

At least one victim was reported to be a militant, a leader in the Islamic Jihad group, Musa Naseer.

Facebook user Ahmad Nasseir identified seven victims as: his uncle Hajj Mahdi Ali Naseer (Abu Muhammad), his uncle’s son Ibrahim Mahdi Ali Naseer, his aunt’s husband Ahmed Eid Naseer Abu Haitham and his cousins Musa Ahmed Eid Naseer, Haitham Ahmed Eid Naseer, Ahmed Haitham Naseer and Taher Arif Naseer.

Another relative, Reem Tanboura, extended his ‘deepest condolences and consolation’ to the Naseer family in a Facebook post. He announced the death of four victims: ‘My uncle Ahmed Mohamed Naseer and my cousin martyr Moses Ahmed Naseer. And my cousin the martyr Haitham Ahmed Naseer, and his young son Ahmed Haitham Naseer”. Therefore from this testimony Airwars has quantified Ahmed Haitham Naseer as a child.

A Facebook user Ramez Salem also mourned the death of the Naseer Family, who he described as ‘a good family with established origins and branches in the highest paradise.’

Nabd News reported that Islamic Jihad leader Musa Naseer was killed in his house in Beit Lahia. A number of sources, including Al-Qastal News newspaper, Fox news, and Nabd News reported that Naseer was an Islamic Jihad leader.

The civilian status for three of the victims remains ambiguous. Haitham Ahmed Eid Naseer, Ibrahim Mahdi Ali Naseeir and Taher Arif Naseer were referred to by one source, Ahmed Nasseir, as either “mujahid” or “leader/commander”. As there was no other reporting on their status found by Airwars at the time of publication, these potential combatants have been excluded from the minimum civilian fatality range and included in the maximum combatant range.

The exact time of the strike and further details are unknown. Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes 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 (6)

Hajj Mahdi Ali Naseer (Abu Muhammad) مهدي علي نصير
56 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 911480176
Ahmed Haitham Ahmed Naseer احمد هيثم احمد نصير
male killed
Ahmed Eid Naseer Abu Haitham احمد عيد نصير
68 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 931065544
Ibrahim Mahdi Ali Naseer
Adult male Potentially a militant, referred to as 'mujahid' (االشهيد المجاهد) killed Matched to MoH ID 404129710
Haitham Ahmed Eid Naseer هيثم احمد عيد نصير
Adult male Potentially a militant, referred to as 'commander' (الشهيد القائد) killed
Taher Arif Naseer طاهر عارف نصير
Adult male Potentially a militant, referred to as 'mujahid' (االشهيد المجاهد) killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 6
  • (1 child2–5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1–4

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Bilal Nassier facebook
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    Source: Abdullah Hamad facebook
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    Source: Abdullah Hamad facebook
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    Source: Abdullah Hamad facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Nasseir facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Nasseir facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Nasseir facebook
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    Source: Nasseir Ahmad facebook
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    Source: Nasseir Ahmad facebook
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    Source: Nasseir Ahmad facebook
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    Source: Nasseir Ahmad facebook
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    Source: Mirzam facebook
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    Source: Ramez Salem facebook
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    Source: Ramez Salem facebook

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
    3 – 6
  • (1 child2–5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1–4

Sources (16) [ collapse]