Israel and Gaza 2023

Satellite imagery, screenshot from Google Earth, October 2023

Belligerent
Israeli Military
Palestinian Militants
Country
Israel
the Gaza Strip
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Civilian Harm Status
Belligerent Assessment
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Infrastructure

Incident Code

ISPT0094

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

المغراقة, Al Maghraqa, Gaza Strip, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.465853, 34.412423 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On Tuesday, October 10th 2023, between 13 and 14 members of the al-Hasanat family, including at least two women and five children of whom one was a 9 month old infant, were reportedly killed, and several others were injured after an alleged Israeli bombing of the home of the al-Hasanat family in the center of al-Mughraqa village, north of Al-Nuseirat camp, central Gaza Strip.

All the victims killed belonged to the family of a well known Palestinian preacher Mahmoud al-Hasanat who was not harmed in the attack. He was quoted as stating that his four uncles, another uncle and the uncle’s 9 month old grandson, and his cousin and the cousin’s five children were killed, and that his sister and the rest of his family members were injured.

Tributes poured in on social media from friends and relatives grieving the loss, and Moataz al-Hasanat, a relative of the family, posted the names of the identified victims on social media.

An elderly 64 year old Muhammad Zaal al-Hasanat (Abu Hazem) who was the uncle of the preacher Mahmoud al-Hasanat was killed together with his 9-month old grandson Anas Tariq al-Hasanat.

A 45-year old Jebrel Salem al-Hasanat who was mentioned in social media tributes as a cousin of Mahmoud al-Hasanat was killed together with his 41-year old wife Sanaa al-Hasanat, and their four children – sons Malek Jebrel al-Hasanat*, Salem Jebrel al-Hasanat*, and Baraa Jebrel al-Hasanat* and their 13-year old daughter Malak (Malik) Jebrel Al Hasanat. In a heartfelt Facebook testimony by Nasser Al Hasanat one can see a picture of the four smiling young children of the late Jebrel. Some sources (Newturkpost.com) indicated that his five children were killed, but the name of the fifth son was not indicated.

The bombing also took lives of the four brothers who were mentioned in social media posts as uncles of the Mahmoud al-Hasanat  – a 38-year old Mourai (Mar’i) Badr al-Hasanat, a 32-year old Musab Badr al-Hasanat, a 30-year old Muhammad Badr al-Hasanat, and a 27-year old Izz (Azz) al-Din Badr al-Hasanat as well as of the wife of Muhammad Badr al-Hasanat. The article by newturkpost.co features the image of the preacher Mahmoud al-Hasanat in a white Taqiyah and images of his four deceased uncles.

The al-Mezan Center reported on “several series of raids on neighborhoods, residential apartments, and agricultural lands, which continued until this morning” allegedly carried out by Israeli forces, which reportedly “coincided with intense bombardment from artillery and naval battleships”, adding that these attacks were on densely populated residential neighborhoods and camps, and that this led to the destruction of the al-Hasanat home among others.

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. According to the local source Muhammad Ghazali, a neighbor of the family, the attack happened without prior warning.

*Airwars has quantified them as children based on images and ages of family members.

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 (13)

Mohammed Zaal Al Hasanat محمد زعل الحسنات
64 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 912837036
Anas Tareq Al Hasanat أنس طارق الحسنات
9 months years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 444187181
Jebrel Salem Al Hasanat جبريل سالم الحسنات
45 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 900523143
Sanaa Al Hasanat سناء الحسنات
41 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 926748583
Malek Jebrel Al Hasanat مالك جبريل الحسنات
male killed
Malak Jebrel Al Hasanat ملك جبريل الحسنات
13 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 429780281
Salem Jebrel Al Hasanat سالم جبريل الحسنات
male killed
Baraa Jebrel Al Hasanat براء جبريل الحسنات
killed
Mourai Bader Al Hasanat مرعي بدر الحسنات
38 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 800575136
Mus’ab Bader Al Hasanat مصعب بدر الحسنات
32 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 803054329
Izz Al Din Bader Al Hasanat عز الدين بدر الحسنات
27 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 411064223
Mohammad Bader Al Hasanat محمد بدر الحسنات
30 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 803060730
Wife of Mohammad Bader Al Hasanat زوجة محمد بدر الحسنات
female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13 – 14
  • (5–6 children2 women6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (22) [ collapse]

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    Source: Moataz Al-Hasanat
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    Source: Moataz Al-Hasanat
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    Source: Moataz Al-Hasanat
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    Source: Moataz Al-Hasanat
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    Source: Moataz Al-Hasanat
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    Source: Moataz Al-Hasanat
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    Source: Moataz Al-Hasanat
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    Source: Moataz Al-Hasanat
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    Source: Moataz Al-Hasanat
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    Source: Moataz Al-Hasanat
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    Source: Moataz Al-Hasanat
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    Source: Moataz Al-Hasanat
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    Source: Mosa M Buorqan
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    Source: Nasser Al Hasanat
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    Source: Nasser Al Hasanat
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    Source: Nasser Al Hasanat
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    Source: Nasser Al Hasanat
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    Source: Nasser Al Hasanat
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    Source: Nasser Al Hasanat
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    Source: Newturk.com news
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    Source: Newturk.com news
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Al Maghraqa (المغراقة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.465853, 34.412423. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    13 – 14
  • (5–6 children2 women6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0102k

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

جباليا, Jabalia, 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

On October 10th, 2023, two civilians, including a child, were killed after alleged Israeli warplanes struck a residential building in the Jabalia refugee Camp.

Hisam Mohammed Al Amsi posted on Facebook that his nephew Ahmed Ayman Al-Amsi was reportedly killed in the airstrike. Defense for Children International (DCI) Palestine later added that Ahmed Ayman Al-Amsi was 16 years old. Hani Zomlot posted that Muhammad Mahmoud Dahlan (31 years old) was also killed in the strike. Multiple sources corroborated these being the names of the victims of this attack.

According to Safa.ps the house targeted within the strike was that of the Dahlan Family. DCI Palestine added that the airstrike destroyed the top two floors of the building.

Abdulrahman Al Batani posted on Facebook that the “tragedy shook our neighbourhood in the darkness of the night”. DCI Palestine later reported that the airstrike took place as 12:25am.

Multiple family members posted prayers and memorials on Facebook for the victims.

Where sources mentioned the belligerent, all blamed Israeli forces for the strike.

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 12:25 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Muhammad Mahmoud Yousef Dahlan محمد محمود دحلان
31 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 803375807
Ahmed Ayman Al-Amsi أحمد أيمن العمصي
16 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 424552784

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

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    Source: Abdulrahman Al Batani
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    Source: Abdulrahman Al Batani
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    Source: Hisam Mohammed Al Amsi
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    Source: Moath M. Irwished
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    Source: Um Akram
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    Source: Um Akram
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    Source: Mohammed Arwished
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    Source: Hani Zomlot
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    Source: Sliman Dahlan
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    Source: Abeer Al Amsy
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in 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
    2
  • (1 child1 man)
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0095

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

النصر, Al Nasr, Rafah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.282989, 34.302061 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at least two civilians were killed and at least one was injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on a house in the al-Nasr neighborhood, east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Safa news and the Palestinian Information Center reported on the death of the two civilians, and the injury of one other. Jordan News Agency added that “others were injured” without a specific number, and that according to local sources, the house was bombed with “a number of missiles.” Sources did not provide the names or details of any of the victims.

Only one source identified the belligerent as the Israeli military, therefore, Airwars qualified the strike status as a “single source claim”. Since multiple sources reported on civilian harm occurring from the strike, the civilian harm status has been graded as “fair”.

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.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Nasr (النصر) to the west of Rafah (رفح). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to find boundaries for the neighbourhood and to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Nasr are: 31.282989, 34.302061.

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0093

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

خان يونس, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.346149, 34.303899 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 10th, 2023, an alleged Israeli airstrike hit the Al-Astal family’s home in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza strip, killing seven civilians and injuring up to 50 others, including 20 children.

Khaled Abdel Salam Abu Walid, a member of the Al-Astal family Facebook group, posted the names of eight people killed in the strike: Hussein Ahmed Omar Mutawa Al-Astal, 38 years old; his first wife Sudfa Suleiman Othman Milad Al-Astal, 38 years old; his second wife Shams Khaled Musa Khalafallah Al-Astal, 25 years old; his son Ahmed Hussein Ahmed Mutawa Al-Astal, 12 years old; his daughter Fadwa Hussein Ahmed Mutawa Al-Astal, 13 years old; his son Suleiman Hussein Ahmed Mutawa Al-Astal, eight years old; his daughter Hazar Hussein Ahmed Mutawa Al-Astal, six years old; Elaf Hussein Ahmed Mutawa Al-Astal, two years old.

Moses KH posted a tribute to Shams Khaled Khalafallah and her daughter Elaf Al-Astal, two years old. Her husband Hussein Ahmed Al-Astal – Abu Ahmed – was described by Moses KH as a “Mujahid”, suggesting he was a militant. There was no further detail on his potential militant activity in any of the public sources but he has not been included by Airwars in the civilian harm toll. Abed Alaziz Alastal mourned the loss of his sister, her husband, and his other wife and children.

One of the civilians killed was six-year-old Hazar Hussein Ahmed Mutawa Al Astal, whose teacher described her as “polite, quiet, and distinguished”. The teacher also posted photos of Hazar in the classroom holding up a sign saying ‘Welcome to the first grade’, playing with modelling clay, and smiling and flashing a thumbs-up to the camera.

Dr. Sami Mohamed, a university professor, posted to his Facebook account that due to the brutality of the attacks upon Gaza, “most of the remains [of the dead] were buried in one grave”. Khaled Abdel Salam Abu Walid wrote that due to the bombing, an entire family was erased from the Gaza civil registry. He, along with many of the Al-Astal family’s relatives and loved ones, expressed his grief and extended his condolences via social media posts.

In addition to the civilians killed in the bombing, there were reports of injuries from multiple sources. A Facebook post from Mohamed Al Astal alleged 50 civilians were injured, including 20 children, while a Facebook post from the Al-Astal family account wished for the wounded to recover, without specifying a number of injuries. Mezan reported that the bombing reduced many homes to rubble, and civil defense teams were still searching through the ruins until at least the next day, looking for survivors.

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 around dawn.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

Sudfa Suleiman Othman Milad Al-Astal صدفة سليمان عثمان ميلاد الأسطل
38 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 800421190
Shams Khaled Musa Khalafallah Al-Astal شمس خالد موسى خلف الله الأسطل
25 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 403712599
Ahmed Hussein Ahmed Mutawa Al-Astal أحمد حسين أحمد مطاوع الأسطل
12 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 432411387
Fadwa Hussein Ahmed Mutawa Al-Astal فدوى حسين أحمد مطاوع الأسطل
13 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 429815103
Suleiman Hussein Ahmed Mutawa Al-Astal سليمان حسين أحمد مطاوع الأسطل
8 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 435255468
Hazar Hussein Ahmed Mutawa Al-Astal هزار حسين أحمد مطاوع الأسطل
6 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 438571622
Elaf Hussein Ahmed Mutawa Al-Astal إيلاف حسين أحمد مطاوع الأسطل
2 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 445019151

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (5 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    50
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Al-Astal family website
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    Source: Abed Alaziz Alastal
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    Source: Abed Alaziz Alastal
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    Source: Abed Alaziz Alastal
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    Source: Dr.. Sami Muhammad
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    Source: Teacher Hadeel Al-Halis
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    Source: Teacher Hadeel Al-Halis
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    Source: Teacher Hadeel Al-Halis

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Khan Younis (خان يونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.346149, 34.303899. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    7
  • (5 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    50
  • 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
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0107

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

منزل عائلة بارود, the home of Baroud family, Gaza strip, Khan Yunis, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On Tuesday, October 10th 2023, an Israeli airstrike allegedly destroyed a house belonging to the Baroud family in the Austrian neighborhood of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, leading to the deaths of at least seven civilians, including at least two women and four children.

Mohammed Baroud, a relative of the family, stated that the strike came without warning in a social media post on October 10th, and provided the names of the victims – Anas Shadi Baroud (18), Walid Shadi Baroud (16), Yaman Shadi Baroud (5, also referred as “AlYaman Shadi Baroud” by Jales on Twitter), Mahmoud Shadi Baroud (14), “their only little sister” Fadwa Shadi Baroud (10), their mother Umm Anas al-Hila (Baroud), and her mother (their maternal grandmother) whose name was not listed. He mourned the loss, saying “We belong to God and to Him we shall return. May God accept them and strengthen our hearts.” He later attributed the strike to the Israeli military in a post dated October 12th, listing out three homes of the Baroud family that were allegedly destroyed by Israeli military airstrikes.

The victim’s names were corroborated on social media by another possible relative, Raed Baroud.

Airwars has matched the names of all of the civilians killed whose full names were published with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of fatalities in Gaza released on October 26th, 2023, which explicitly mentions that names on the list are “victims of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip”. Therefore this incident has been graded as fair, in addition to another source who attributed the strikes to Israel.

According to Mohammed Baroud, the strikes occurred without warning.

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 (7)

Anas Shadi Baroud انس شادي بارود
18 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 421460593
Walid Shadi Baroud وليد شادي بارود
16 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 424592491
Yaman Shadi Baroud يامن شادي بارود
5 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 444188882
Mahmoud Shadi Baroud محمود شادي بارود
14 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 426469045
Fadwa Shadi Baroud فدوى شادي بارود
10 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 434049144
Umm Anas Al-Hila (Baroud) ام انس الهلال (بارود
Adult female killed
maternal grandmother جدتهم من جانب والدتهم
Adult female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7
  • (4 children2 women1 man)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Mohamemd Baround facebook
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    Source: Mohamemd Baround facebook
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    Source: Alaa hassan facebook
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    Source: Alaa hassan facebook
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    Source: Alaa hassan facebook
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    Source: Bassam Abdullah facebook
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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
    7
  • (4 children2 women1 man)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0102n

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

المواسي, Al Mawasi, Rafah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.360821, 34.271507 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 10th 2023, an alleged Israeli airstrike on the homes of the Al-Majaydeh and Ahmed families situated in the Al-Mawasi area west of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip reportedly killed five civilians belonging to one family, including one woman and two children, and wounded from six to 14 other civilians.

One of the victims, Saeed Mohammed Al-Majaydeh, was initially injured and later died from his injuries on October 16th, 2023. A Facebook post by Younis Al-Majaida shows the rubble and a severely damaged house, reportedly belonging to the Al-Majaydeh family.

Thaer Wael Al-Majaydeh was killed alongside his wife Islam Kulayb Arada Alshaer (Al-Majaydeh) and their two daughters, including a 3-year old daughter Masa Thaer Al-Majaydeh.

The cousins of the late Thaer –  Rana Al-Majayda, Eman Arad, and Ibrahim Al-Majayda, as well as other family members Muneer Al-Majaydeh, Sami Al-Majaydeh, Mustafa Almajaideh, and Ahmad Akkad – posted their heartfelt testimonies on Facebook, mourning the death of Thaer, his wife and children. Some tributes feature the pictures of Thaer, a smiling middle-aged man.

A teacher by profession, Saeed Mohammed Al-Majaydeh, whose Facebook profile was followed by 4,700 users, was also remembered by his relatives and friends. The Facebook tribute by his cousin Khaled Al-Majadeh noted that Saeed was a “decent, handsome, elegant, humble, smiling teacher” and mentioned his good character and qualities. He also uploaded an image showing a young smiling man in an elegant suit. The testimony by the Almajayda family also mourned the death of Saeed, noting that his funeral prayers would happen the next day at Nasser Medical Hospital.

Aida Mohammad posted on Facebook that 14 individuals were injured, while other sources, such as Shehab agency, put the injury count at six.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces. According to the Facebook user Khaled Al-Majaydeh, the attack happened without a prior warning.

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

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 (4)

Thaer Wael Al-Majaydeh ثائر وائل المجايدة
33 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 802615054
Islam Kulayb Arada Alshaer (Al-Majaydeh) اسلام كليب عرادة الشاعر المجايدة
27 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 401877642
Masa Thaer Al-Majaydeh ماسة ثاىر المجايدة
2 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 443043799
Saeed Mohammed Al-Majaydeh سعيد محمد المجايدة
male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • (2 children1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–14
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

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    Source: Rana Al-Majayda
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    Source: Younis Al-Majaida
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    Source: Ibrahim Al-Majayda
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    Source: Fadel Sawali Abu-Salam facebook
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    Source: Fadel Sawali Abu-Salam facebook
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    Source: Sami Al-Majaydeh facebook
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    Source: Mustafa Almajaideh facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Akkad facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Al-Hayba facebook
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    Source: Khaled Al-Majadeh facebook
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    Source: Almajayda family facebook

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the area of Al Mawasi (المواسي) to the west of Rafah (رفح). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Mawasi are:  31.360821, 34.271507.

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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
    5
  • (2 children1 woman2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6–14
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0099

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

جوار مسجد الجولاني, Vicinity of al Julani Mosque, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.509390, 34.476798 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

In the afternoon of Tuesday, October 10th 2023, the Marouf family house located behind Al-Rayes School and near Al-Julani Mosque in Al-Tuffah neighborhood in Gaza City was allegedly hit by an Israeli bombing that reportedly killed between two and three family members, including one woman. Seven civilians were pulled alive from the rubble while some were reported missing.

According to the tributes published in social media, the deadly attack took the lives of 54 year old Imad Muhammad Marouf (Abu Ashraf) and his wife 50 year old Nazek Noman Marouf. In a Facebook condolence message by the Abu Amsha Family, the late Imad Marouf is seen in the image as an elderly man in a white striped shirt. Al.marouf.gaza Facebook account also paid tribute to the memory of the couple: “The family of Marouf and Abu Amsha in the homeland and the diaspora mourns the heroic martyr, the son of the family (Imad Muhammad Marouf – Abu Ashraf) and the martyr, his wife (Nazek Noman Marouf).” The identity of the third victim killed in the attack was not provided.

According to a Facebook user Manal Ouda, four floors of the building were completely destroyed in the attack, including a manned fruit and vegetable shop with the shop owner, his nephew, and a number of customers inside. He wrote further: “Civil Defense is present, but the building has been destroyed 5 hours ago, and until now we do not know if they [inhabitants] are alive or dead. There are people who say I heard their voice, and there are people who say there is no voice.”

Twitter/ X user @_alshrafi reported that “after recovering three martyrs and removing seven alive from the house of our neighbors, the Marouf family, bulldozers are still working until this moment to extract those missing from the rubble of the house.”

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces.

Airwars has matched both victim’s names with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of nearly 7000 victims’ names and ID numbers released on October 26th.

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 in the afternoon.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Imad Muhammad Marouf - Abu Ashraf عماد محمد معروف- ابو اشرف
54 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 928550292
Nazek Noman Marouf نازك نعمان معروف
50 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 921895579

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Marketplace, Religious Institution, School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • 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,Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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    Source: Abu Amsha Family Link
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    Source: Al.marouf.gaza

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of al Julani mosque (مسجد الجولاني) to the north of Gaza city (غزة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.509390, 34.476798. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    Marketplace, Religious Institution, School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • 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,Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0102g

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

بني سهيلا, Bani Suheila, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.342130, 34.325343 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the 10th of October 2023, the wife of Musab Al Buraim – the media spokesman for the Islamic Jihad Movement – and three other civilians were reportedly killed and others were injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Al-Buraim family home in Bani Suhaila, in the south of the Gaza Strip.

Several different news outlets reported the alleged strike including Safa News, Palestine Today, Khaberni.com, Masryalyoum News and Medusa Media. On the morning of the 10th of October, Safa News reported that the wife of Musab Al Buraim had been killed as a result of “the bombing of her family’s home in Bani Suhaila”.

Khaberni.com and Medusa media reported the alleged airstrike using identical statements, both released on the 10th of October:“Palestinian sources said that four Palestinians were martyred, including the wife of the media spokesman for the Islamic Jihad Movement, Musab Al-Buraim, and others were injured”. None of the sources specified how many others were injured.

Facebook user Zakariyya Abu Saaud posted a message of condolence online: “the martyrdom of Abu Sajid Al-Buraim’s wife. May God reward you, beloved Musab Al-Buraim”.

Where sources identified the 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:

wife of Musab Al Buraim زوجة مصعب البريم
Adult female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (1 woman)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Bani Suheila (بني سهيلا), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.342130, 34.325343. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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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
    4
  • (1 woman)
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces

Sources (8) [ collapse]