Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0191

Incident date

October 14, 2023

Location

مخيم النصيرات, Nuseirat camp, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.450065, 34.392934 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least 10 people from three generations of the Al-Louh family were killed, including at least six children, and at least 20 others were injured when the Al-Louh family home in eastern Deir Al Balah, in Nuseirat Camp, in the center of the Gaza Strip, was reportedly bombed by multiple missiles from an Israeli military aircraft on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

Multiple sources reported that more than 20 injured victims, as well as seven who had been killed, were taken to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital following the incident. Images provided by @ShehabAgency show children and an elderly man among the injured. One source, @Arab-Storm, reported that the victims were from both the Al-Louh family and the al-Huwaili family.

One source reported on Facebook, on October 14th, that 17 members of the Al-Louh family were killed in the incident. However, it is unclear if they are referring to just this incident or since the campaign on October 7th.

The victims who were killed were named by various sources as 72-year-old Hajja Aisha Muhammad Al-Louh, who was the wife of Hajj Abu Hamdi Al-Louh, and 31-year-old Fidaa Hussein Al-Louh, who was the wife of the former prisoner Imad Mustafa Al-Louh. Three of Fidaa and Imad’s daughters were also killed, six-year-old Majd Imad Mustafa Al Louh, four-year-old Waad Imad Mustafa Al-Louh and one daughter* whose name was not reported by the Ministry of Health in Gaza. 23-year-old Najlaa Al-Sayed Al-Louh, who was the wife of Fouad Mustafa Al-Louh, was killed alongside their daughters, two-year-old Quds Fouad Mustafa Al-Louh and four-year-old Mecca Fouad Mustafa Al Louh. 25-year-old Alaa Mustafa Al-Louh, who was the wife of Muhammad Odeh Abu Sneina, was killed alongside her daughter* whose name was not listed.

One relative, Alameed al-Mukhtar, claimed that four daughters of Fidaa and Imad were killed, whereas all other sources reported that three daughters were killed. Similarly, Alameed reported that three daughters of Najlaa and Fouad were killed, whereas all other sources reported that two of their daughters were killed. This discrepancy has been accounted for in the civilian casualty range.

One source, named Mahmoud Ramadan, on October 27, 2023, made a post on Facebook listing the names of 22 victims from the Al-Louh family whose deaths were recorded by the Palestinian Ministry of Health since the conflict began on October 7, 2023. This source did not claim that the victims were all killed in this incident (ISPT0191). Therefore, the civilian casualty range recorded by Airwars for this incident is based on sources that listed civilian casualties specifically related to the bombing of the Al-Louh family home on October 14, 2023.

The house that was bombed belonged to Hajj Mustafa Al-Louh also known as Abu Nhad.

*Airwars has quantified them as children based on the ages of their family members and the images of the victims.

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

Where sources identified a belligerent, all sources attributed the incident to the Israeli Military.

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 (10)

Hajja Aisha Muhammad Al-Louh عاىشة محمد ابراهيم اللوح
72 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 902802149
Fidaa Hussein Al-Louh فداء حسين اللوح
31 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 803647148
Majd Imad Mustafa Al Louh مجد عماد مصطفى اللوح
6 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 438218307
Waad Imad Mustafa Al-Louh وعد عماد مصطفى اللوح
4 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 441204633
Unnamed daughter of Fidaa and Imad ابنة فداء اللوح
Child female killed
Najlaa Al-Sayed Al-Louh نجلاء السيد زويد اللوح
23 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 405995432
Quds Fouad Mustafa Al-Louh قدس فؤاد مصطفى اللوح
2 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 445885759
Mecca Fouad Mustafa Al Louh مكة فؤاد مصطفى اللوح
4 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 438580433
Alaa Mustafa Al-Louh الاء مصطفى خميس اللوح
25 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 402962310
Unnamed daughter of Alaa and Muhammed ابنة الاء اللوح
Child female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 12
  • (6–8 children4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20–21
  • 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

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    Source: @ShehabAgency
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Nuseirat (النصيرات), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.450065, 34.392934. 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
    10 – 12
  • (6–8 children4 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    20–21
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]