Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0222

Incident date

October 15, 2023

Location

النصيرات, Nuseirat, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

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

Airwars assessment

During the afternoon of October 15th 2023, the Al-Jamal family home in Al-Nuseirat refugee camp was struck by an alleged Israeli aerial bombardment, killing 10 members across three generations and injuring an unknown number of others.

Grandfather 64 year old Dr. Azmi Al Jamal and his wife 60 year old Hanan Al Jamal were killed alongside their son, Mustafa Azmi Al Jamal (33 years old), and their two daughters, Soundous Azmi Al Jamal (27 years old) and Souad Azmi Al Jamal (36 years old). The incident, which happened on Sunday afternoon according to Ayman Al-Jamal (Dr. Azmi’s nephew), also killed Souad’s two sons, Omar (Karam) Abo Zayed and Jana Abo Zayed (12), as well as three more grandchildren of Azmi and Hanan, named Nada Al Jamal (6) and Mustafa Al Jamal (1). Yaser M Awad, a cousin of Dr. Azmi, added that Ola Houssam Al Jamal (30 years old), the daughter of their maternal uncle Hossam Al Jamal, was also killed. Their residence was situated at Al-Zuhur Junction, opposite to the Al-Zohour Pharmacy, in the Nuseirat refugee camp located in the central Gaza Strip.

The cousins of Dr. Azmi Al Jamal, Yaser M. Awad and Abo Moeen Damo, as well as his niece, Zainab Abdel Salam, extended their condolences and sympathy to the family on Facebook. Zainab described Soundous as her “friend, childhood companion, and school and university classmate”, while another acquaintance, named Asma Rabh, used the endearing terms “lifelong companion” and “my soul” to refer to Souad Azmi Al Jamal after her passing. Dr. Azmi’s brother, Essam Al Jamal, stated that “the rest of the people in the house, including my brothers and their children, sustained varying injuries” on a Facebook post from the same day and @Alsharawmo mentioned “injuries”. However, it is unknown how many people were injured. According to Mohammed Adel, the Al-Jamal family was “deleted from the Palestinian civil registry” meaning that all members of the family had been killed.

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. According to a testimony posted on Facebook by Khalil Al-Ghafari, the house was “destroyed without warning”.

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The incident occured in the afternoon.

The victims were named as:

Family members (10)

Azmi Al Jamal عزمي الجمل
64 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 972335434
Hanan Al Jamal حنان الجمل
60 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 913631040
Mustafa Azmi Al Jamal مصطفى الجمل
33 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 802499335
Soundous Azmi Al Jamal سندس الجمل
31 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 803275544
Souad Azmi Al Jamal سعاد عزمي الجمل
36 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 801713140
Omar (Karam) Abo Zayed عمر الجمل
male killed
Jana Abo Zayed جنى الجمل
12 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 432361350
Ola Houssam Al Jamal علا حسام الجمل
killed
Nada Al Jamal ندى موسى الجمل
6 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 438213381
Mustafa Al Jama مصطفي موسى الجمل
1 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 445866346

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • (4 children4 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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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    Source: Khalil Al-Ghafari
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    Source: Khalil Al-Ghafari
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    Source: Khalil Al-Ghafari
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    Source: Khalil Al-Ghafari
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    Source: Mohammed Adel
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    Source: Mokhayam al nusirat
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    Source: Ayman Aljmal
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    Source: Ayman Aljmal
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    Source: Ayman Aljmal
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    Source: Ayman Aljmal
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    Source: @Alsharawmo
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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
  • (4 children4 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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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