Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0124

Incident date

October 11, 2023

Location

خان يونس, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.346149, 34.303899 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least 11 people from Al-Agha family were killed, including four children and two women, and at least 15 others were wounded after an alleged Israeli airstrike hit two family homes, the al-Agha and Abu Shab residences, in the Khan Younis area of the Gaza Strip on October 11th, 2023.

Though not all victims have been identified, 11 members of the al-Agha family were named by local sources: Amin Jabbara Falouji al-Agha, 61, and his wife, 52-year-old Sana Jihad Muhammad al-Agha (Wadi), were both killed. Their sons, 27-year-old Moamen Amin Jabara al-Agha, 21-year-old Mamoun Amin Jabara al-Agha, 19-year-old Waseem Amin Jabara al-Agha and 30-year-old Muhannad Amin Jabara al-Agha, were also killed. Muhannad was killed along with his wife, Hind Abdel Hamid Abdel Jawad al-Agha (27) and their two young daughters: Talin Muhannad Amin al-Agha, just over two-years-old, and Aseel Muhannad Amin al-Agha, just over one-year-old. Fifteen-year-old Sama Samer Subhi Jabara al-Agha was also killed, as was Yahya Samer Subhi Jabara al-Agha, who has been described as both 11 or 17.

A memorial posted by Hamooda al fara on Facebook referred to their “childhood friend” Waseem Amin Jabara al-Agha’s death

All members of the family appear to have been inside the residences when the strike occurred, and Wafa News reported that at least eight people had been killed from each family. Though most of the deceased appear to have been identified the day of the attack, Yahya’s body was found the following day.

Shehab Agency reported 16 killed and 15 others wounded; Wafa News and Saba News corroborated this death toll, with Saba News referring to “dozens” injured. Still, multiple local sources mentioned that further remains had yet to be identified.

Airwars recorded the identified victims members of Abu Shab family in another incident, coded as ISPT0124a. Though, as some sources only provided a total number of victims from both family houses, there might be some overlap between the estimated number of civilians injured in this incident and in ISP0124a. Airwars will update both assessments once new information is available.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to Israeli forces. Multiple sources reported that the strike occurred without warning.

Where possible, Airwars has found named civilians among the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of names published on October 26th.

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 morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (11)

Amin Jabbara Falouji al-Agha امين جبارة الفلوجي الاغا
61 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 949303259
Sana Jihad Muhammad al-Agha (Wadi) سناء جهاد محمد الاغا
52 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 974331985
Moamen Amin Jabara al-Agha مؤمن امين جبارة الاغا
27 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 401149992
Mamoun Amin Jabara al-Agha مامون امين جبارة الاغا
21 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 407808930
Waseem Amin Jabara al-Agha وسام امين جبارة الاغا
19 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 409686607
Muhannad Amin Jabara al-Agha مهند امين جبارة الاغا
30 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 803871581
Hind Abdel Hamid Abdel Jawad al-Agha هند عبدالحميد عبدالجواد الاغا
27 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 402057418
Talin Muhannad Amin al-Agha تالين معند امين الاغا
2 years, 2 months years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 445583610
Aseel Muhannad Amin al-Agha اسيا مهند امين الاغا
1 year, 21 days years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 444453740
Sama Samer Subhi Jabara al-Agha سما سامر صبحي جبارة الاغا
15 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 421630096
Yahya Samer Subhi Jabara al-Agha يحيى سامر صبحي جبارة الاغا
Child female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    11
  • (4 children2 women5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Farah Albadawi facebook
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    Source: Lasater Alan facebook
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    Source: Lasater Alan facebook
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    Source: Lasater Alan facebook
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    Source: Lasater Alan facebook
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    Source: Sufyan Al-Akkad facebook
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    Source: Sufyan Al-Akkad facebook
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    Source: Sufyan Al-Akkad facebook
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    Source: Sufyan Al-Akkad facebook
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    Source: Sufyan Al-Akkad facebook
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    Source: Sufyan Al-Akkad facebook
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    Source: Sufyan Al-Akkad facebook
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    Source: Sufyan Al-Akkad facebook
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    Source: Sufyan Al-Akkad facebook
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    Source: Sufyan Al-Akkad facebook
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    Source: Sufyan Al-Akkad facebook
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    Source: Usama Nizam ALagha facebook
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    Source: Usama Nizam ALagha facebook
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    Source: Usama Nizam ALagha facebook
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    Source: Usama Nizam ALagha facebook
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    Source: Usama Nizam ALagha facebook
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    Source: Sanad news facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Salameh facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Salameh facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Salameh facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Salameh facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Salameh facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Salameh facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Salameh facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Salameh facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Salameh facebook
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    Source: Nakhla facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Hasi Alagha facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Hasi Alagha facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Hasi Alagha facebook
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    Source: Hani Alshaer facebook
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    Source: Hani Alshaer facebook
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    Source: Agha family facebook
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    Source: Agha family facebook
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    Source: Hamooda al fara facebook
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    Source: Baher Jawdata alagha facebook
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Khan Younis (خان يونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.346149, 34.303899. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    11
  • (4 children2 women5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    15
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]