Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0241

Incident date

October 14, 2023

Location

جباليا, Jabalia Camp, 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

Around 15:30 on Saturday, 14th October 2023, Israeli military allegedly carried out an airstrike on the Junaid family home located in Jabalia al-Balad, north of the Gaza strip, reportedly killing at least six civilian members of the Junaid family, including two children, and injuring at least five children.

According to a correspondent of the Shehab news agency, a child Rajab Tayyeb Erdogan Junaid named after the President of Turkey was killed along with a large number of his family, while a family relative Dr. Muhammad Abbas Al-Zein wrote that “my family, the Junaid family, gave many martyrs today.”

A Facebook post by the city of Jabalia Al-Thawra helped to identify the names of the six victims killed in the strike. 41 year old Marwan Ahmad Hikmat Junaid was killed alongside his sons 17 year old Zakriya Ahmad Junaid and 20 year old Mustafa Ahmad Junaid, his relative Abdularahman Mahmoud Junaid, and two children, five year old Nour Saeed Junaid and seven year old Rajab Tayyeb Erdogan Junaid. Recep Tayyip Erdogan Junaid was named on the day of the coup attempt in Turkey, as written in a post by Dr. Muhammad Abbas Al-Zein.

Azmi Mansour reported in his Facebook post about “a number of wounded recovered from the Junaid family”, sharing images of the five different injured young children in an ambulance and in a hospital as well as an image of a grieving man over a dead body wrapped in white cloth.

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 strike to 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 incident occured at approximately 3:30 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (6)

Marwan Ahmad Hikmat Junaid مروان أحمد حكمت جنيد
41 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 903478881
Zakriya Ahmad Junaid زكريا أحمد جنيد
17 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 424345569
Mustafa Ahmad Junaid مصطفى أحمد جنيد
20 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 409281888
Abdularahman Mahmoud Junaid عبدالرحمن محمود جنيد
male killed
Nour Saeed Junaid نور سعيد جنيد
5 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 440769412
Rajab Tayyeb Erdogan Junaid رجب طيب أردوغان جنيد
male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (3 children3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Azmi Mansour
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    Source: Azmi Mansour
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    Source: Azmi Mansour
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    Source: Azmi Mansour
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    Source: Azmi Mansour

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Jabalia (جباليا). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Jabalia are: 31.538711, 34.495107.

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
    6
  • (3 children3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (14) [ collapse]