Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0173

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

جوار مسجد البحبسة, Vicinity of Al Bahabsa Mosque, Rafah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.266549, 34.261689 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 12th 2023, it was reported that at least nine civilians, including at least one young child, were killed and up to ten others injured after an alleged airstrike on the Al-Zimili family home, east of Rafah. Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces.

Manal Al-Zamili was reportedly killed alongside her three sons Nael Atef Al-Zamili, Muhammad Atef Al-Zammili, and Saleh Atef Al-Zamili, and her daughter Amal Atef Al-Zamili. Nael was reportedly trapped under the rubble of the house, while Saleh reportedly died of injuries sustained in the bombing some time after the attack. His death was announced on October 20th by Safa.ps.

Manal’s husband was said to have been killed in the 2014 war after a bomb hit the ambulance he was driving.

Manal’s daughter Amal was killed alongside her young son (name unknown). Suhaila Al-Zamili (Al-Najjar) was also reportedly killed, the relationship to the family is unknown. The brothers Wael Nasser (Sheikh Eid) and Waseem Nasser (Sheikh Eid) were also killed in the alleged airstrike.

Initial reports stated that there were four martyrs and a number wounded. A Facebook post by Muhammad Al-Jamal added that 10 people had been injured. Although some sources quoted three had been martyred, nine names were provided. Where names were mentioned, Airwars was able to find matching IDs in the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of names released on October 26th.

Abdullah Abu Nidal noted that the house was located behind the eastern cemetery, near the Al-Bahabsa Mosque.

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 (9)

Manal Al-Zamili منال الزاملي
Adult female killed Matched to MoH ID 953999877
Nael Atef Al-Zamili نائل عاطف الزاملي
Age unknown male killed Matched to MoH ID 401264734
Muhammad Atef Al-Zamili محمد عاطف الزاملي
Age unknown male killed Matched to MoH ID 407035955
Saleh Atef Al-Zamili صالح عاطف الزاملي
Age unknown male killed Matched to MoH ID 424453587
Amal Atef Al-Zamili أمل عاطف الزاملي
Adult female killed Matched to MoH ID 403282767
Son of Amal ابن أمل
Child male killed
Suhaila Al-Zamili (Al-Najjar) سهيلة الزاملي
Age unknown female killed Matched to MoH ID 901440560
Wael Nasser (Sheikh Eid) وائل ناصر الشيخ عيد
Age unknown male killed Matched to MoH ID 803882596
Waseem Nasser (Sheikh Eid) وسيم ناصر الشيخ عيد
Age unknown male killed Matched to MoH ID 405553884

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9
  • (1 child3 women5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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.

Sources (24) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Muhammad Al-Jamal
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    Source: Nour Shams
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    Source: Nour Shams
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    Source: Nour Shams
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    Source: ALmostaan
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    Source: ALmostaan
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    Source: ALmostaan
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    Source: ALmostaan
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    Source: ALmostaan
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    Source: Warda Nasir
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    Source: Warda Nasir
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    Source: Warda Nasir
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    Source: Warda Nasir
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    Source: Warda Nasir
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    Source: Yusuf Abo Mohammed
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Bahabsa Mosque (مسجد البحبسة) east of Rafah (رفح). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 31.266549, 34.261689.

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  • Imagery:
    Hazem Sahlahiman (Dhib Al-Barr)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9
  • (1 child3 women5 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–10
  • 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.

Sources (24) [ collapse]