Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0195

Incident date

October 14, 2023

Location

مخيم الشاطئ, Al Shati Camp, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.532662, 34.447929 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least 18 people were killed and 100 others were wounded in an alleged Israeli airstrike on Hamid Street, in the al-Shati camp of the Gaza Strip on October 14th, 2023. Many of the victims were members of the al-Ghoul family.

The al-Ghoul family lost 11 relatives in the bombing. Hatem Jumaa al-Ghoul (51) was killed along with his son, Mohammad Hatem al-Ghoul (19). Another family member, Abdul Aziz Muhammed al-Ghoul (32), was killed with his wife, 23-year-old Tasnim Hossam al-Ghoul. Their infant daughter, Rose Abdul Aziz al-Ghoul, was killed with them. Rose was described as a newborn, having “not yet completed her first month” of life. Abdul Aziz’s mother, Susan Khamis al-Ghoul (51), was also killed, along with other members of the al-Ghoul family: Maram Mohammed al-Ghoul (21), Nihad Muhammad al-Ghoul, Fathia Khamis al-Ghoul (58), Sherine Abdel Aziz al-Ghoul (43), and Jamil Jamaal al-Ghoul.

Members of the al-Hassi family, Sobh Naeem al-Hassi (30) and Naeem Muhammad al-Hassi (11) were also killed.

Nine year old Youssef Fares al-Ghandour, was declared dead, as were members of the Abu Nasser family, whose house had also been hit. From the Abu Nasser family, brothers Medhat Hassan Abu Nasser (44) and Mosamah Hassan Abu Nasser (54) were confirmed killed. Mosamah’s children daughter Farah Musamah Abu Nasser (11) and son Hassan Musamah Abu Nasser (24) were killed with him.

Multiple sources reported many others had also been killed. Wattan News stated that medical sources had “confirmed” that 27 civilians had been killed, most of whom were women and children. A Facebook post from Ahmad al-Bareem also stated that along with the “more than” 27 killed, 100 were wounded.

User Gazan Journalist on Facebook reported that 17 of those killed were from the al-Ghoul family alone. Hanaa Majed, in a condolence post, stated that the entire al-Ghoul family was killed.

Numerous residences were hit in the strike, with @PalinfoAr stating that the al-Ghoul, al-Halabi, Ashour, Sammour, Harb and Abu Nasser homes were bombed.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (11)

Hatem Jumaa al-Ghoul حاتم جمعة الغول
51 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 912397221
Mohammad Hatem al-Ghoul محمد حاتم الغول
19 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 420447633
Abdul Aziz Muhammed al-Ghoul عبد العزيز محمد الغول
32 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 802988030
TaHsnimossam al-Ghoul تسنيم حسام الغول
23 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 406003608
Rose Abdul Aziz al-Ghoul روز  عبدالعزيز الغول
Under 1 month years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 445943327
Susan Khamis al-Ghoul سوزان خميس الغول
51 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 912282662
Maram Mohammed al-Ghoul مرام محمد الغول
21 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 407972793
Nihad Muhammad al-Ghoul نهاد محمد الغول
Age unknown killed
Fathia Khamis al-Ghoul فتحية خميس الغول
58 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 921240438
Sherine Abdel Aziz al-Ghoul شيرين عبد العزيز الغول
43 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 903620565
Jamil Jamaal al-Ghoul جميل جمال الغول
Age unknown male killed

Family members (2)

Sobh Naeem al-Hassi صبح نعيم الهسي
30 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 404743189
Naeem Muhammad al-Hassi نعيم محمد الهسي
11 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 432232981

Family members (4)

Mosamah Hassan Abu Nasser مسامح حسن ابو ناصر
54 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 921196663
Hassan Musamah Abu Nasser حسن مسامح ابوناصر
24 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 405192543
Farah Musamah Abu Nasser فرح مسامح ابو ناصر
11 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 433153749
Medhat Hassan Abu Nasser مدحت حسن ابو ناصر
44 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 903189504

The victims were named as:

Youssef Fares al-Ghandour يوسف فارس الغندور
9 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 440043453

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    18 – 28
  • (4 children5 women8 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    100
  • 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 (67) [ collapse]

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    Source: Khamees Abu Hosayra
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    Source: Abu Oudai Alghoul
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Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention Al Shati Camp (مخيم الشاطئ) in Gaza city (غزة). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 31.532662, 34.447929.

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  • Imagery:
    Yonis Abojabal

  • Imagery:
    Tawfiq Al-Najjar Abu Mahdi

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
    18 – 28
  • (4 children5 women8 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    100
  • 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 (67) [ collapse]