Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0110

Incident date

October 11, 2023

Location

معان, Ma’an, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.330061, 34.316744 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

In the afternoon/evening of Wednesday, October 11th 2023, an alleged Israeli airstrike on a residential house located in Ma’an, east of the town of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip, killed a young woman and a child and injured between four and 10 other civilians, including the woman’s husband.

Initially Amad news reported that one civilian had been killed and four civilians injured, but later most of the sources, including the Facebook post by Esmaeel Omar and posts by @hassaneslyh and @samahabal on the social media platform Twitter/X, reported the higher death toll of two civilians killed and up to ten injured.

A 20-year old woman named Lina Kamal Marzouq Al-Sha’ir was identified as one of the victims in the Facebook posts by Wesam Al Sayed, Abuahed Alshaer and Ahmad Abu Khater, where they also referenced her injured husband Ibrahim Al-Bashiti. Wesam al Sayed wrote: “My friend Ibrahim Al-Bashiti, that smiling face, yesterday you were mourning your friends, and today we are mourning your wife. I ask God to heal you and grant you peace, Lord of the Worlds. Oh God, I ask you for a cure”. Abuahed Alshaer wrote: “We share with our beloved brother Ibrahim Al-Bashiti the martyrdom of his wife, cousin Lina Kamal Al-Shaer, and we also offer our condolences to her family and loved ones”.

A 12-year old boy named Ali Mahmoud Albraem (Al-Buraim) was also killed in the deadly strike. His relatives posted testimonies on Facebook. “The cousin, the child martyr, God willing, Ali Mahmoud Al-Buraim,” reads a Facebook post by Khaled Braem, accompanied by a photo of the young boy wearing a Chelsea football club t-shirt. A Facebook post by his aunt Hamza Alyan shows a white body bag, with the caption “My nephew, Ali Mahmoud Al-Buraim. May God rest his soul.” In the post by Hamza, Ali Mahmoud is commemorated with a picture where he is proudly holding a certificate.

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

In cases where sources (such as Wafa, Alqahera News) attributed responsibility for the strike, they held the Israeli military responsible.

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 incident occured in the afternoon.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Lina Alshaer لينا الشاعر
20 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 409749025
Ibrahim Albashiti ابراهيم البشيتي
Adult male Husband of Lina injured

The victims were named as:

Ali Mahmoud Albraem علي محمود البريمي
12 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 431435007

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–10
  • 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: Hamza hamza POST
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    Source: Khaled braem POST
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    Source: Hamza alyan POST
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    Source: Wesamalsayed POST

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Ma’an (معان) to the east of Khan Younis (خان يونس). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to find boundaries for the neighbourhood and to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Ma’an are: 31.330061, 34.316744.

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
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–10
  • 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]