Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0411

Incident date

October 20, 2023

Location

مخيم البريج, Bureij camp, Deir Al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.437934, 34.403857 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On Friday October 20th, 2023, three people were reportedly killed and others injured as a result of an alleged Israeli strike on Block 12 in Al Bureij camp, Gaza Strip. Many local sources reported that Atta Nazir Al-Nashash, his brother Nael Nazir Al-Nashash and his son Nazir Atta Nazir Al-Nashash were killed in a bombing that struck the house belonging to the Nashash family.

Nazir was reported to be a footballer. A post from Wesam Aboshamala included images of the destroyed building, and a post from Muhammad Nour Abu Al-Nour said “it is with great sadness and sorrow that the Board of Directors of Al-Bureij Services Club, its players and fans mourn the player of the first football team / Nazir Atta Al-Nashash, who was killed as a result of a bombing that targeted his home.” Palestine Sport TV also released the statement, “the Olympic Committee mourned the player Nazeer Atta, offering its condolences to the martyr’s family.” A post from Abu Fadi described Atta Al-Nashash as “a good, helpful man is a person who never tires of helping people”.

Many sources including Safa News, @Gazanow111 and @ibrahimzalhajalso also reported that there were deaths and injuries as a result of the bombing, but did not state a specific figure, while some sources mentioned “people under the rubble” of the home.

Airwars was not able to find the victims’ names among the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of names of dead released on October 26th 2023.

When sources identified a belligerent, all sources attributed the strike 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 (3)

Atta Nazir Al-Nashash عطا نظير النشاش
Adult male killed
Nazir Atta Nazir Al-Nashash نظير عطا نظير النشاش
Adult male killed
Nael Nazir Al-Nashash نائل نظير النشاش
Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Alburaij1948
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    Source: Hani
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    Source: Hani
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    Source: Hani
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    Source: Al-Bureij official page
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    Source: Hamze
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    Source: Hamze
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    Source: Hamze
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    Source: F100100
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    Source: Wesam.aboshamala
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    Source: Wesam.aboshamala
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    Source: Wesam.aboshamala
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    Source: Wesam.aboshamala
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    Source: Wesam.aboshamala
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    Source: Salah
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    Source: Mohammad
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    Source: Palestinesport
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    Source: Abu fadi

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention Block 12 being struck, allegedly located within Bureij camp (مخيم البريج). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Bureij camp are: 31.437934, 34.403857.

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
    3
  • (3 men)
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]