Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0104

Incident date

October 11, 2023

Location

الحساينة, Al Hasayna, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.452500, 34.375833 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the night of October 11th 2023, at least 10 members of the Bardawil family were killed and more than 25 others were injured in their home in al-Hasayna area in Nuseirat in the Gaza Strip when it was hit by airstrikes allegedly carried out by the Israeli military.

A Facebook post from Kanary Al-Sabah reported that their grandfather Abu Khalil Bardawil’s house in Nuseirat was bombed, and a post from Zead.awad.378 documented the names of those killed: Hanan Muhammad Mahmoud Bardawil, Reham Youssef Muhammad Al-Bardawil, Sondos Reham Mahmoud Al-Azaib, Youssef Muhammad Khamis Bardawil, Shaima Amin Abdel Fattah Al-Bardawil, Muhannad Ziyad Mahmoud Al-Azaib, Ziyad Mahmoud Salim Al-Azaib, Rand Sameh Muhammad Abu Khoussa, Yazan Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Bardawil (child), Basil Bardawil.

The same source noted that there were “still other family members missing under the rubble of the house”.

Abdulrahman tweeted that 10 people were killed and 25 survived but were recovered from the rubble of the Bardawil family home. Zyad Awad reported that “a number of innocent children” were killed in the bombing of the Bardawil family and specified the “tragic moments” of the death of Widad Bardawil and Roseanne Bardawil.

A video posted by @Jales_tinian2 identified a boy who was injured during the strike who lost his mother, father, siblings, and his unborn brother who was due to be born in a month. The same source also specified that three children were among those killed.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces. Multiple sources also reported that the strike happened without 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 (10)

Hanan Muhammad Mahmoud Bardawil
female killed Matched to MoH ID 932215874
Reham Youssef Muhammad Al-Bardawil
female killed Matched to MoH ID 400958476
Sondos Reham Mahmoud Al-Azaib
male killed Matched to MoH ID 434453387
Youssef Muhammad Khamis Bardawil
male killed Matched to MoH ID 957401888
Shaima Amin Abdel Fattah Al-Bardawil
female killed Matched to MoH ID 400144382
Muhannad Ziyad Mahmoud Al-Azaib
male killed Matched to MoH ID 440503852
Ziyad Mahmoud Salim Al-Azaib
male killed Matched to MoH ID 905199766
Rand Sameh Muhammad Abu Khoussa
male killed
Yazan Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Bardawil
Child female killed Matched to MoH ID 445034192
Basil Bardawil
male killed Matched to MoH ID 400691465

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 12
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    25
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Abdulrahman
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    Source: Zead.awad.378
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    Source: Zead.awad.378
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    Source: Zead.awad.378
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    Source: Zead.awad.378
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    Source: Zead.awad.378
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    Source: Zead.awad.378
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    Source: Zead.awad.378
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    Source: HAMIDAELJAZICAP
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    Source: Zyad Awad facebook
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    Source: Zyad Awad facebook
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    Source: Zyad Awad facebook
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    Source: Zyad Awad facebook
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    Source: Zyad Awad facebook
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    Source: Zyad Awad facebook
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    Source: Zyad Awad facebook
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    Source: Zyad Awad facebook
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    Source: Zyad Awad facebook
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    Source: Zyad Awad facebook
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    Source: Zyad Awad facebook
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    Source: Zyad Awad facebook
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    Source: Noor Ibrahimfacebook
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the area of al Hasayna (الحساينة) to the southwest of Nuseirat (مخيّم النصيرات). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for al Hasayna are: 31.452500, 34.375833

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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
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 12
  • (3 children1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    25
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]