Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0187GB

Incident date

October 13, 2023

Location

مخيم البريج, Bureij camp, Deir Al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.437934, 34.403857 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least 15 people, including six children, were killed and at least three other children were injured by an alleged Israeli airstrike which hit the Abu Jabara residence in the Bureij camp at dawn on October 13th, 2023.

The Abu Jabara Facebook page initially reported that nine members of the Abu Jabara family were killed while another post reported “Martyrs and injuries”. A post from Sadiq Abu Jabara put the number killed at 12, and provided the names: 41 year old Ali Jihad Ali Abu Jabara, 33 year old Khaled Jihad Ali Abu Jabara, his three sons 5 year old Safaa Khaled Abu Jabara,1 year old Sarah Khaled Abu Jabara, and Osama Khaled Abu Jabara. Reem Raafat Abu Jabara, Jihad Ahmed Abu Jabara, Zaid Ahmed Abu Jabara, 20 year old Jihad Basil Jihad Abu Jabara, 18 year old Alaa Basil Jihad Abu Jabara, 14 year old Lina Basil Jihad Abu Jabara, 31 year old Waseem Abu Jabbara were also listed amongst those killed. A post from Khamis Hussein added the name Yazan Ahmed Abu Jubara and identified Ahmed Abu Jabara’s wife as among those killed. Firas Abu Jubara also added that his aunt, Ohood Abu Jabara (Umm Ahmed), wife of the late Kamal Abu Jabara, was among those killed, adding that she would be buried in the Sahab Cemetery after noon prayers October 14th at the Sahab Cemetery Mosque.

Walid Moamer reported that Ahmed Abu Jabara’s father and two brothers were killed in the 2008 war, and he has been living in Poland since 2009. Ahmed Abu Jabara posted on Facebook that “All my family are martyrs, my brothers, their spouses, their children, and my wife and my children are martyrs…” Based on the names, it seems likely that Ahmed’s children who were killed are 5 year old Jihad Ahmed Abu Jabara and 3 year old Zaid Ahmed Abu Jabara, while Ahmed’s wife’s name was not found among the sources.

A Facebook post from Abu Ihab Jabara referred to Waseem Abu Jabara as “The knight, my cousin and the apple of my eye”.

Images posted by Al Khalil show three children being treated for their injuries in a hospital.

A post from Ibrahim Al-Hajj identified the location of the strike as around the Martyrs’ Roundabout, adding that there was an appeal for first aid to arrive to help the victims.

Safa PS reported that no warning was given prior to the strike. Where sources identified a belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to Israeli forces.

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

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 around dawn.

The victims were named as:

Family members (15)

Ali Jihad Abu Jabara علي جهاد ابو جبارة
41 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 926676651
Khaled Jihad Abu Jabara خالد جهاد ابو جبارة
33 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 802580373
Safaa Khaled Abu Jabara صفاء خالد ابو جبارة
5 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 440522415
Sarah Khaled Abu Jabara سارة خالد ابو جبارة
1 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 442811915
Osama Khaled Abu Jabara اسامة خالد ابو جبارة
male killed
Lina Basil Abu Jabara لينا باسل ابو جبارة
14 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 427405964
Alaa Basal Jihad Abu Jabarah آلاء باسل جهاد ابو جباره
18 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 421477332
Jihad Basil Abu Jabara جهاد باسل ابو جبارة
20 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 409651551
Wife of Ahmed Abu Jabara (Unnamed) زوجة احمد ابو جبارة
Adult female killed
Yazan Ahmed Abu Jabara يزن ابو جبارة
Age unknown male killed
Zayd Ahmed Jihad Abu Jabara زيد أحمد جهاد ابو جباره
3 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 443029293
Jihad Ahmed Abu Jabara جهاد احمد ابو جبارة
5 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 438989352
Waseem Ziad Abu Jabara وسام زياد ابو جبارة
31 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 803803386
Ohood Abu Jabara (Umm Ahmed) عهود ابوجبارة ( ام احمد )
female killed
Reem Raafat Abu Jabara ريم رأفت ابو جبارة
killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15
  • (6 children3 women4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Walid Moamer facebook
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    Source: ABu Ihab Jbara facebook
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    Source: AL Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: AL Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: AL Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: AL Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: AL Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: AL Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Basil Al Sheikh facebook
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    Source: Khalil MAnsour facebook
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    Source: Sadiq Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Sadiq Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Sadiq Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Sadiq Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Sadiq Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Sadiq Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Sadiq Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Sadiq Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Abu Ihab Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Abu Ihab Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Abu Ihab Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Abu Ihab Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Abu Ihab Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Abu Ihab Abu Jbara facebook
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    Source: Sari Ahmad facebook
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    Source: Al Khalil facebook
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    Source: Ismael Wishah facebook
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    Source: Ismael Wishah facebook
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    Source: Ismael Wishah facebook
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    Source: Ismael Wishah facebook
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    Source: Ismael Wishah facebook
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    Source: Ismael Wishah facebook
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    Source: Ismael Wishah facebook
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    Source: Ismael Wishah facebook
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    Source: Ismael Wishah facebook
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    Source: Ismael Wishah facebook

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Bureij camp (مخيم البريج), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.437934, 34.403857. 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 infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15
  • (6 children3 women4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]