Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0160

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

منزل الأسيرالمحرر المُبعد إلى قطاع غزة شعيب أبو اسنينة, the house of former prisoner Shuaib Abu Sneina, Gaza Strip, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On October 12th 2023, Shuaib Abu Sneina, his wife and his children were reportedly injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on their family home in the Gaza Strip.

Shuaib Abu Sneina, a freed prisoner from Jerusalem deported to the Gaza Strip, was reportedly taken to hospital alongside his wife and children. It has been widely reported that Shuaib Abu Sneineh spent 13 years imprisoned and was released in 2011 as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange, also known as the Wafaa Al-Ahrar deal. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Jerusalem added that Shuaib’s house in Silwan was closed while he was imprisoned and Manal Idris M. Khaled reported that he had been accused of stabbing an Israeli soldier. No sources indicated that he was currently a member of an armed group.

Multiple sources identified Shuaib Abu Sneina and his family members as in serious condition.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Shuaib Abu Sneina شعيب أبو سنينة
Adult male injured
wife of Shuaib زوجة شعيب
Adult female injured
child of Shuaib أبناء شعيب
injured
child of Shuaib أبناء شعيب
injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: @ShehabAgency
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    Source: @jalestinian
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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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]