Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0189a

Incident date

October 14, 2023

Location

عائلة الطهراوي شمال رفح, Al Tahrawi family north of Rafah, Rafah, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

At dawn on October 14th 2023, an alleged Israeli airstrike hit the al-Tahrawi family home on Hamid Street in the Beach Camp area, north of Rafah city in the Gaza Strip, reportedly killing three civilians: a grandfather, 64 year old Kamal Abdul Rahman al-Tahrawi, and his young grandsons, 18 year old Kamal Saher al-Tahrawi and 16 year old Walid Muhammad Kamal al-Tahrawi. According to a Facebook post by Shadi al-Madhoun Abu Wadih, Kamal Saher’s uncle, another unidentified civilian sustained injuries. Shadi referred to the latter as “heroic”, wishing them a “speedy recovery”.

Condolence messages alongside several pictures honoring the victims were posted by multiple relatives and acquaintances, including Kamal bin Hassan al-Tahrawi, Alaa al-Tahrawi, Umm Jamal al-Tahrawi, Adel Zourub, as well as Kamal Abdul Rahman’s nieces Umm Omar Khaled and Doaa Matar, his and nephews, his great-niece, Shaimaa al-Tahrawi, and Wael al-Tahrawi Abu Ibrahim, who stated: “we mourn the al-Tahrawi family in the Arab world”.

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

Every name identified in the strike was found by Airwars among the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of names 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 (3)

Kamal Abdul Rahman Al-Tahrawi كمال عبد الرحمن الطهراوي
64 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 902210756
Kamal Saher Al-Tahrawi كمال ساهر الطهراوي
18 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 422662510
Walid Muhammad Kamal Al-Tahrawi وليد محمد كمال الطهراوي
16 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 421849464

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Said
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    Source: Said
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    Source: Said
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    Source: Khaled
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    Source: Khaled
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    Source: Khaled
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    Source: Wael
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    Source: Shaimaa
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    Source: Shaimaa
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    Source: Shaimaa
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    Source: Shadi
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    Source: Amrak
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    Source: Amrak
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    Source: Amrak
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    Source: Kemal

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
    3
  • (1 child2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]