Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0282

Incident date

October 17, 2023

Location

مجزرة عائلة المقيد في دير البلح وسط قطاع غزة, the Al-Muqayd family in Deir Al-Balah, Central Gaza Strip, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On October 17th 2023, six members of the Al-Muqayd family, four children and two women, were killed when their house in Deir Al-Balah in the middle of the Gaza Strip was destroyed due to an alleged Israeli bombing.

Journalist Ziad Al-Muqayd was working when he received the news of the death of his family members due to the destruction. Ziad’s mother Siham Al-Muqayad Al-Dabiki, his wife Samah Ismail Al-Muqayd and their four children, daughter Sama Ziad Al-Muqayd and sons Abudullah Ziad Al-Muqayd, Zain Ziad Al-Muqayd, and Salam Ziad Al-Muqayd were killed after aircraft bombed their house. After their bodies were recovered, Ziad’s wife and 4 of the children’s remains were placed on one shroud. Search was underway for missing persons under the rubble of the house at the time of reporting.

Ziad Al-Muqayd announced the death of his wife and children in the “crimes against Journalist” group to his fellow colleagues. As his colleague @ShazaAbed pointed out, “What do we tell him??? How do we console him?” in light of the tragedy he faced.

@adham922 posted about the last conversation he had with Ziad, where Ziad mentioned that he had not returned home for 10 days, as he is the creative photographer on Al-Aqsa TV. When he finally returned, he returned to bid farewell to his family members.

Where possible, names have been matched with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of fatalities in Gaza released on October 26th, 2023.

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:

Family members (6)

Siham Al-Muqayd Al-Dabiki سهام المقيد الدبيكي
68 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 917583130
Samah Ismail Al-Muqayd سماح إسماعيل المقيد
38 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 801028820
Sama Ziad Al-Muqayd سماء زياد المقيد
11 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 433453933
Abdullah Ziyad Al-Muqayd عبد الله زياد المقيد
7 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 437112709
Zain Ziyad Muqayd الإبن زين زياد المقيد
male killed
Salam Ziad Al-Muqayd
male

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    6
  • (4 children2 women)
  • 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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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
    6
  • (4 children2 women)
  • 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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