Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0490

Incident date

October 23, 2023

Location

عائلة الشندغلي, Al-Shandaghli family house, Jabalia Al-Nazla area, Gaza Strip, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

Shortly before 3:51pm on Monday, October 23rd 2023, a house of the Al-Shandaghli family located in the Jabalia Al-Nazla area, north of the Gaza Strip, was hit by an alleged Israeli airstrike killing at least seven identified civilians, including two women and three children, and injuring up to 11 other civilians.

According to Nabd News, a number of the killed civilians were taken to the Indonesian Hospital after the incident. A post by Twitter/X user @general in Gaza reported that there were 10 injuries, whilst @Mahmoud a.z stated that 11 people were injured in the incident.

A video shared by Shehab Agency and Facebook user Kasem Alahmadi showed the arrival of an injured man to the hospital with the stretcher being covered in blood.

The following day, on October 24th, a post on the Nasr Family page on Facebook listed those who had perished in the incident as: 43-year old Hossam Rabie Qarqiz Nasr (Abu Al-Abd), Amal Abdul Karim Qarqiz Nasr (Umm Anas), Hani Rabie Hani Qarqiz Nasr (a child), Muhanna Anas Muhanna Qarqaz Nasr (a child), Shams Rabie Hani Qarqoz Nasr (a child), Younes Shaaban Younes Embarek, and Ehtimal Abdul Karim Al-Shandaghli Nasr (Umm Rabie). It is not clear whether these family members were among those who were initially injured in the incident and subsequently succumbed to their injuries.

Following initial reports, Aziz Alshandagli posted on Facebook, “Praise be to God, my beloved sister, Umm Rabie, is a martyr, and we still do not know who was martyred with her. This is God’s grace upon us. I prostrated, thank God, my love, for choosing you as a martyr.” He shared a picture with his deceased sister, a smiling woman in black clothes and green hijab in the backdrop of the Egyptian sphynx.

Airwars has matched one of the victims’ 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.

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The incident occured at approximately 3:51 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

Husam Rabie Qarqaz Nasr حسام ربيع قرقز نصر
43 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 905278339
Ehtimal Alshandagli إحتمال عبد الكريم الشندغلي نصر
Adult female killed
Amal Abdul Karim Qarqiz Nasr أمل عبد الكريم قرقز نصر
Adult female killed
Hani Qarqaz Nasr هاني ربيع هاني قرقز نصر
Child killed
Muhnna Qarqaz Nasr مهنا أنس مهنا قرقز نصر
Child killed
Shams Qarqaz Nasr شمس ربيع هاني قرقز نصر
Child killed
Younes Shaaban Younes Embarek يونس شعبان يونس امبارك
killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–11
  • 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 belligerent
    Israeli Military

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Ahmad shokar
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    Source: Aziz Alshandagli
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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 infrastructure
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (3 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    10–11
  • 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 belligerent
    Israeli Military

Sources (18) [ collapse]