Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0325

Incident date

October 18, 2023

Location

منزل لعائلة "اسماعيل" بالمخيم الجديد في النصيرات, A house for the “Ismail” family was bombed in the new camp in Nuseirat, Nuseirat, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

At least five people, including a woman and a child, were killed and dozens injured after an alleged Israeli airstrike hit the Ismail family residence located in the new refugee camp in Nuseirat, Gaza Strip.

Ayman Ismail Abu Bakr, a shopkeeper, was killed, along with his sons 22-year-old Ahmad Ayman Ismail and 25-year-old Mohammed Ayman Ismail. 24-year-old Abeer Ismail was also killed, along with her son, who remains unnamed.

Ahmed worked in his father’s supermarket with his brothers, and was remembered on social media for his “kindness,” “laughter” and “smile.”

Multiple sources mentioned “wounded” while Maher Al Hijazi was the only source to specify “dozens of injuries”. The wounded were taken to the al-Aqsa Hospital, along with the deceased.

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

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

Ayman Ismail أيمن إسماعيل
male killed
Ahmad Ayman Ismail أحمد أيمن إسماعيل
22 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 406024505
Muhannad Ayman Ismail مهند أيمن إسماعيل
25 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 404278780
Abeer Ismail عبير إسماعيل
24 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 404614067
Son of Abeer ابن عبير إسماعيل
male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (1 child1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Food
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

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    Source: Wael Jarwan
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    Source: Ahmed Adnan
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    Source: The brave brave ones
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    Source: Qudspress.com news

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
    5
  • (1 child1 woman3 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Food
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (14) [ collapse]