Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0184

Incident date

October 13, 2023

Location

محافظة شمال غزة, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.544243, 34.510400 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Province/governorate level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

During the evening of Friday, October 13th 2023, a 41-year old journalist of the local Al-Aqsa Radio Hossam Mahmoud Hassan Mubarak was killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike on citizens’ homes in the northern Gaza Strip.

Various media outlets, including Aljazeera, BBC Arabic, AL Rabia TV, and Nabd news as well as professional associations, including Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, Skeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom, Journalists Support Committee, and Palestinian media center, reported about the journalist’s death and mourned his loss in the tributes on the social media.

According to the Facebook testimony by Abu Albaraa Mohammed, “Al-Aqsa Radio celebrated its righteous son and one of its media cadres, journalist Hossam Mubarak (Abu Muhammad), who was martyred this evening in a treacherous Zionist bombing in the northern Gaza Strip.” Eyad Hasan ABu Reida called the late Hossam a “beloved colleague, son of the Al-Aqsa Radio family.” The testimonies also share an image of the killed journalist – a middle-aged bearded man in a striped T-shirt. According to his Facebook profile, he used to live in Beit Lahia and studied at the Islamic University of Gaza.

The civilian casualty name has 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 incident occured in the evening.

The victims were named as:

Hossam Mahmoud Hassan Mubarak حسام مبارك
41 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 931521728

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man1 journalist)
  • 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: Palestinian Journalists Syndicate facebook
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    Source: Palestinan media center facebook
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    Source: Eyad Hasan ABu Reida facebook
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    Source: Abu Albaraa mohammed facebook
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    Source: AL Rabia TV facebook
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    Source: Palinfoar
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    Source: BBC Arabic news
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    Source: @PalinfoAr
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    Source: @QudsNen
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    Source: @channeldraw

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the North Gaza governorate (محافظة شمال غزة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.544243, 34.510400. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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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
    1
  • (1 man1 journalist)
  • 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]