Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0219

Incident date

October 15, 2023

Location

منزلاً  لعائلة الداعور قرب الكلية الجامعية جنوب غزة, a house for the Al-Daour family near the University College in southern Gaza, Gaza strip, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On October 15th 2023, an alleged Israeli airstrike hit the Al-Daour family home near the University College in southern Gaza. The home was identified as belonging to the journalist Muhammad Al-Daour, killing at least one member of his family, a child, and injuring others.

In a photo shared by users on social media, Muhammad Al-Daour is depicted in a press vest reporting live on television, and another source stated that Muhammad is an Al-Ghad channel journalist. A number of his colleagues announced the death of Muhammad Al-Daour’s family on social media, expressing their condolences. Khaled Badair, posted ‘sincere condolences to our colleague Muhammad Al-Daour on the martyrdom of a number of his family’s children’. Another user also reported that ‘the martyrs came one by one, most of them children.’

Another colleague also expressed sympathy with Muhammad Al-Daour, reporting just one family casualty, ‘sincere condolences on the martyrdom of the nephew of our dear colleague Muhammad Al-Daour after his family home was targeted.’ Ibrahim al Daour, likely a member of the family, identified his nephew who was killed as nine-year old Fadel Issam Al-Daour. According to a Facebook post from the Indonesian Hospital, Fadel was the son of Dr. Issam Al-Daour, a doctor at the hospital.

Akhbaar Alarab reported that ‘A house for the Al-Daour family near the University College in Tal Al-Hawa, and there were serious injuries.’ According to Mummad Al-Daour in a post on his own Facebook page, the home was located on ‘Al-Thalatheni Street, next to Ammo Imad’.

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.

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:

Fadel Issam Al Daour فضل عصام الداعور
9 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 435069455

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Source: Khaled Badair
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    Source: Abu Asir Abd Rabbo

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
    1 – 3
  • (1–3 children)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]