Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0213

Incident date

October 15, 2023

Location

جياليا, Jabalia, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.538711, 34.495107 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least eight people were killed and over 20 were injured by an alleged Israeli airstrike which hit the Dardouna residence in the Jabalia region of northern Gaza on October 15th, 2023.

@ShehabAgency reported that the number of those killed had risen to nine, and that more than 20 had been wounded. A post from Madinat jabalia identified the names of eight of those killed: 42 year old Sherif Dardouna, 19 year old Talal Saleh Dardouna, Saleh Dardouna, Saleh Nidal Dardouna and Souma Muhammad Eid Dardouna. Others, named as 8 year old Rudaina Baha KanaanMahmoud Abu Warda and 45 year old Anam Awad Youssef Al-Batsh were also reported killed. It is unclear the relations of those killed.

Local sources reported six people were brought to the Indonesian hospital, but it appears they were dead on arrival.

A graphic video posted by Felastino kharj shows an elderly man with the bodies of 10 people identified as members of his family, the Dardouna family.

According to Albaboor news, the strike occurred near the Islamic Bank and Madinat jabalia identified the home which was struck as belonging to Sherif Dardouna, adding that there were a number of dead “in front of Jabalia Girls School”.

Where possible, Airwars has matched names with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of nearly 7000 victims’ names and ID numbers released on October 26th.

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

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Sherif Dardouna شريف دردونة
42 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 906645296
Talal Saleh Dardouna طلال صالح دردونة
19 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 409890969
Saleh Dardouna صالح دردونة
Age unknown male killed
Saleh Nidal Dardouna صالح نضال دردونة
Age unknown male killed
Souma Muhammad Eid Dardouna سومة محمد عيد دردونة
39 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 800202723

The victims were named as:

Rudaina Baha Kanaan ردينة بهاء كنعان
8 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 435955414
Mahmoud Abu Warda محمود أبووردة
Age unknown male killed
Anam Awad Youssef Al-Batsh أنعام عوض يوسف البطش
45 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 800114407

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 10
  • (1 child2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Ahmad freed
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Jabalia (جياليا), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.538711, 34.495107. 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 harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 10
  • (1 child2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (19) [ collapse]