Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0107

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

منزل عائلة بارود, the home of Baroud family, Gaza strip, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On Tuesday, October 10th 2023, an Israeli airstrike allegedly destroyed a house belonging to the Baroud family in the Austrian neighborhood of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, leading to the deaths of at least seven civilians, including at least two women and four children.

Mohammed Baroud, a relative of the family, stated that the strike came without warning in a social media post on October 10th, and provided the names of the victims – Anas Shadi Baroud (18), Walid Shadi Baroud (16), Yaman Shadi Baroud (5, also referred as “AlYaman Shadi Baroud” by Jales on Twitter), Mahmoud Shadi Baroud (14), “their only little sister” Fadwa Shadi Baroud (10), their mother Umm Anas al-Hila (Baroud), and her mother (their maternal grandmother) whose name was not listed. He mourned the loss, saying “We belong to God and to Him we shall return. May God accept them and strengthen our hearts.” He later attributed the strike to the Israeli military in a post dated October 12th, listing out three homes of the Baroud family that were allegedly destroyed by Israeli military airstrikes.

The victim’s names were corroborated on social media by another possible relative, Raed Baroud.

Airwars has matched the names of all of the civilians killed whose full names were published with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of fatalities in Gaza released on October 26th, 2023, which explicitly mentions that names on the list are “victims of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip”. Therefore this incident has been graded as fair, in addition to another source who attributed the strikes to Israel.

According to Mohammed Baroud, the strikes occurred without warning.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

Anas Shadi Baroud انس شادي بارود
18 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 421460593
Walid Shadi Baroud وليد شادي بارود
16 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 424592491
Yaman Shadi Baroud يامن شادي بارود
5 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 444188882
Mahmoud Shadi Baroud محمود شادي بارود
14 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 426469045
Fadwa Shadi Baroud فدوى شادي بارود
10 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 434049144
Umm Anas Al-Hila (Baroud) ام انس الهلال (بارود
Adult female killed
maternal grandmother جدتهم من جانب والدتهم
Adult female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (4 children2 women1 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Mohamemd Baround facebook
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    Source: Mohamemd Baround facebook
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    Source: Alaa hassan facebook
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    Source: Alaa hassan facebook
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    Source: Alaa hassan facebook
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    Source: Bassam Abdullah facebook
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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 harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (4 children2 women1 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 (5) [ collapse]