Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0116a

Incident date

October 10–11, 2023

Location

الزيتون, Al Zeitoun, Gaza City, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.485479, 34.444885 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Late in the evening on October 10th or the early October 11th 2023, alleged Israeli airstrikes hit the Ashour family home in the Al-Zaytoun neighbourhood, next to Shafut, of Gaza City and killed four civilians: brothers Said Ashour and Abdulrahman Nasser Ashour, and father and son Robin Ashour (also Rubin) and Ahmed Ashour. Hosam Azzam, a resident of Al-Zaytoun neighbourhood, alleged the strike occurred without warning. The Ahsour family reported the family home was reduced to rubble due to the bombing.

By October 11th, multiple Facebook users posted eulogies for the four civilians, including their neighbour Hosam Azzam. Hosam called Said Ashour his “source of strength” and considered him an older brother. A Facebook account for the area, Al-Zaytoun Neighborhood, reported their deaths on October 12.

The Shuhada Al-Zaytoun Basic School for Boys extended their sympathy to one of their teachers, “Rami Robin Ashour”, for the death of his father and brother Robin and Ahmed Ashour.

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

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 (4)

Robin Ashour روبين عاشور
75 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 906150446
Ahmad Ashour احمد عاشور
37 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 801183153
Said Ashour سعيد عاشور
30 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 804516540
Abdulrahman nasser Ashour
23 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 406118240

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (4 men)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Gaza city facebook
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    Source: Gaza city facebook
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    Source: Gaza city facebook
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    Source: Gaza city facebook
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    Source: Gaza city facebook
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    Source: Gaza city facebook
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    Source: Gaza city facebook
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    Source: Gaza city facebook
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    Source: Gaza city facebook
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    Source: Hay Alzaytoun facebook
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    Source: Hay Alzaytoun facebook
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    Source: Hay Alzayton facebook
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    Source: Hay Alzayton facebook

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Zeitoun (الزيتون) neighbourhood of Gaza city. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Zeitoun are: 31.485479, 34.444885.

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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
    4
  • (4 men)
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]