Israel and Gaza 2023

Satellite imagery, screenshot from Google Earth, October 2023

Belligerent
Israeli Military
Country
the Gaza Strip
start date
end date
Civilian Harm Status
Belligerent Assessment
Declassified Documents
Infrastructure

Incident Code

ISPT0401

Incident date

October 20, 2023

Location

عبسان الكبيرة, Abasan Al Kabira, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.323417, 34.347364 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Around 12:00 in the afternoon on Friday, October 20th 2023, an alleged Israeli airstrike on a car carrying farmers in the Abasan Al-Kabira area in the town of Khan Yunis reportedly killed three civilians, all of them men.

Shehab agency and other news agencies reported on the incident, and journalist Ahmad Qudeih provided the names of the victims killed in the airstrike: 34 year old Muhammad Ayman Abu Draz, 23 year old Ahmed Ammar Al-Shawaf, and 30 year old Muhammad Jamil Abu Draz. The Eastern Pulse posted images and video of their funeral on Facebook.

Muhammad Ayman Abu Draz was survived by his wife Dina, and was mourned by his wife’s aunt Umm Mohammad Qudeih, his cousin Abu Ahmad Al-Shawaf and his wife’s brother Asaad Qouadh. Asaad remembered the late Muhammad as “the respected man, beloved by everyone who knew him.” A Facebook user Alwaa Sport wrote that Muhammad was a “beloved childhood friend.” Alwaa Sport, the Big Absan, and the Eastern Pulse shared his images where he appeared as a young man in his 30s.

Muhammad Jamil Abu Daraz was remembered in a Facebook tribute by the Eastern Pulse where he can be seen in the attached image as a young man in a white shirt. Imad Husein Abu Daraz shared his grief about the loss of Muhammad, having written his memories about him: “Whenever I was confused about something or unable to do something, I would not think of anyone around me as much as you. I bear witness to God that you are a man and one who speaks the truth.”

Ahmed Ammar Al-Shawaf was praised as “the good cousin and neighbor” in a Facebook testimony by Ahmed Zhra. He is seen in the attached image as a young bearded man. Also Ahmad Al-Shawaf shared the image of the late Ahmed where he was wearing a black cap.

All 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 incident occured at approximately 12:00 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Muhammad Ayman Abu Draz محمد أيمن ابو دراز
34 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 802257915
Ahmed Ammar Al-Shawaf حمد عمار الشواف
23 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 405855727
Muhammad Jamil Abu Draz محمد جميل أبو دراز
30 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 804479970

Summary

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

Media
from sources (13) [ collapse]

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    Source: Qusay Al Amour
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    Source: The Eastern Pulse
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    Source: Alwaa Sport
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    Source: The Big Absan
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    Source: Eastern Pulse
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    Source: Asmahan F. To’eima
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    Source: Ahmad Al-Shawaf
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    Source: Ahmed Zhra
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    Source: The Eastern Pulse
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    Source: The Eastern Pulse
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    Source: The Eastern Pulse
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Abasan Al Kabira (عبسان الكبيرة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.323417, 34.347364. 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
    Agriculture
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men)
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0405

Incident date

October 20, 2023

Location

محيط المستشفى الأوروبي, Vicinity of the European Hospital, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.303534, 34.320700 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Around 5pm on Friday October 20th 2023, an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Al-Aqad family house located near the European Hospital in the Al-Manara neighborhood south to the town of Khan Yunis killed a Palestinian poet and novelist Heba (Hiba) Kamal Saleh Abu Nada alongside her son and ten identified members of the Al-Aqad family, the majority of whom were women and children, among them one infant, and at least six others were wounded.

Initially Shehab Agency correspondent reported about five civilians killed in the strike and a number of wounded and missing ones, but later Alqhad.tv, Almayadeen.net and Watan news reported that the death toll rose to seven. Alqhad.tv also mentioned that six people were injured, with Almayadeen.net mentioning that “children” were among the injured.

The Facebook testimony by Ahmed Ismael Al-Akkad helped to identify ten members of the Al-Aqad family who were killed in the strike alongside the poet and novelist Hiba Abu Nada who apparently had been displaced and had been staying in that house as a guest together with her son who had also been reportedly killed. Thus, the number of the victims killed in the attack reached twelve people.

A 52-year old woman Nahed Qasim Abdullah Al-Aqad Safi was killed alongside her son, her two daughters, her sister, and her grandchildren. It was written in Alakaad Family Pace post that she was a widow of Yahya Muhammad Abdullah Al-Aqqad “Abu Al-Nour” who was called a “martyr”. Nahed’s son, a 29-year old Muhammad Yahya Abdel al-Aqad was killed alongside his wife, a 23-year old Deena Dhafer Hamdi Al-Aqad, and their daughter Nevin Muhammad Yahya Al-Aqad who was only one year and three months old when she was killed. Nahed’s 33-year old daughter Nevin Yahya Muhammad Al-Aqad lost her life together with her son 13 year old Ahmed Salah Selim and her 25-year old sister Nidaa Yahya Muhammad Al-Aqad.

Nahed’s 27-year old sister Reham Mahmoud Qasim Al-Aqad Safi was killed alongside her 5-year old son Yahya Nour El-Din Yahya Al-Aqad and her infant son Muhammad Nour al-Din Yahya al-Aqad who was only two months old.

A Facebook post by Alakaad Family Pace contained images of the corpses of the family members wrapped in cloth as well as a graphic image of a dead woman embracing her dead child entitled “Eternal sleep”. A Twitter/X user @Mustafa3Ahed shared a graphic image of a dead body of an infant arriving to the morgue after the airstrike on Al-Aqad family house.

As mentioned above, among the victims was a Palestinian poet and writer Hiba (Heba) Abu Nada who was killed with her son. The Palestinian Ministry of Culture published an official condolence statement dedicated to her, describing the deceased woman as  “a creative writer who wrote stories, novels, and poetry.”

The 32-year-old Hiba Abu Nada was born in 1991 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to a Palestinian family from the village of Beit Jarjah. She studied biochemistry and educational rehabilitation, worked in education and won several awards for her writing. Abu Nada published collections of poetry and a novel “Oxygen is Not for the Dead” which won second place at the Sharjah Awards for Arab creativity in 2017.

Her last poem was published on the social platform X/Twitter just a few days before her death:

“Gaza’s night is dark apart from the glow of rockets,

quiet apart from the sound of the bombs,

terrifying apart from the comfort of prayer,

black apart from the light of the martyrs.

Good night, Gaza”

The legacy of Hiba Abu Nada was mentioned in an article by the British media outlet The Guardian which emphasized that before the war, Gaza had a “huge arts community”, that was now being destroyed by the war. Images of the late Hiba published by The Guardian and social media accounts show a young woman in a beige and red hijab.

Her friend Mohammad Ziyad Shawdab shared an image of her holding a book, and wrote about his loss: “My friend, the novelist, poet, and human being Heba Abu Nada rises as a martyr from the Al-Aqsa Flood. They were difficult days, Heba. You told us the story as best you could. Go up to Gaza, the sky.”

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 incident occured at approximately 5:00 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Heba (Hiba) Kamal Saleh Abu Nada هبة كمال ابو ندى
32 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 803079631
Son of Hiba ابن هبة
Child male killed

Family members (10)

Nahed Qasim Abdullah Al-Aqad Safi ناهد قاسم عبدالله العقاد صافي
52 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 916580046
Muhammad Yahya Abdel Aqad محمد يحيى عبد العقاد
29 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 400045472
Deena Dhafer Hamdi Al-Aqad دينا ظافر حمدي العقاد
23 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 407142363
Nevin Muhammad Yahya Al-Aqad نفين محمد يحيى العقاد
1.5 years old female killed
Nidaa Yahya Muhammad Al-Aqad نداء يحيى محمد العقاد
25 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 403717580
Nevin Yahya Muhammad Al-Aqad نفين يحيى محمد العقاد
33 years old female killed
Ahmed Salah Selim أحمد صلاح سليم
13 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 429379332
Reham Mahmoud Qasim Al-Akkad Safi ريهام محمود قاسم العقاد صافي
27 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 402158224
Muhammad Nour al-Din Yahya al-Aqqad محمد نور الدين يحيى العقاد
Less than 1 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 444650097
Yahya Nour El-Din Yahya Al-Aqad يحيى نور الدين يحيى العقاد
5 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 439026527

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12
  • (5 children6 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Alakaad Family Pace
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    Source: Alakaad Family Pace
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    Source: Alakaad Family Pace
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    Source: @Mustafa3Ahed
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    Source: D. Amina Hazmoun
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    Source: Mohammad Ziyad Shawdab
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    Source: Qassan selih abo ibrahim

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of the European Hospital (المستشفى الأوروبي) to the south of Khan Younis (خان يونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.303534, 34.320700. 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
    12
  • (5 children6 women1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    6
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0406

Incident date

October 20, 2023

Location

محيط مسجد الرحمن, Vicinity of Al Rahman Mosque, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.426777, 34.342275 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 20th, 2023, at least two civilians were killed – one woman and one girl, both from the al-Silak family – by an alleged Israeli airstrike near Al-Rahman Mosque in the Al-Maskar area in Deir Al-Balah.

The victims were taken to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital.

@ShehabAgency and @F24online reported three victims of the bombing, among which one woman and one girl, while other sources claimed the victims to be two “female martyrs”, without indicating their name or age. A post from Merym reported that up until that point, the Al-Silak family had lost 13 members since the beginning of the campaign.

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 (2)

Al Silak family member
Adult female killed
Al Silak family member
Child female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1–2 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

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Rahman Mosque (مسجد الرحمن) to the west of Deir al Balah (دير البلح), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.426777, 34.342275. 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
    2 – 3
  • (1 child1–2 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

Sources (17) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0412

Incident date

October 20, 2023

Location

محافظة خانيونس, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.336273, 34.319926 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Province/governorate level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 20th 2023, a child was reportedly killed and at least three others were injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Shaheen family home in Khan Yunis, located in the Gaza Strip.

Reporting of the incident identified Shaheen Shaheen as the child who was killed. A series of Facebook posts by Amr Tabash and Omar Arfat capture a man visibly upset, carrying the body of the child, as well as the body of the child in the morgue.

A tweet by user @sadeel_owida identified further injuries to two girls and a woman from the strike, with all transported to Nasser Hospital, while Mahmoud Fouly reported that three children were injured. This is collaborated by images of the children in the hospital which circulated on social media. Simultaneously, sources indicate that the search for missing persons was underway in the aftermath of the incident.

The Ministry of the Interior of Gaza reported on the incident, identifying the strike on the “Shaheen” family in Khan Yunis.

Airwars has matched Shaheen Shaheen’s name to the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of names 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:

Shaheen Shaheen شاهين شاهين
6 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 438998726

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

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    Source: Esmaeel Omer
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    Source: Esmaeel Omer
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    Source: Omar Arfat
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    Source: Amr Tabash
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    Source: Amr Tabash
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    Source: Amr Tabash
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    Source: Mahmoud fouly
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    Source: Mahmoud fouly
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    Source: Mahmoud fouly
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    Source: Mahmoud Fouly
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    Source: Alone in a strange world
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Khan Younis governorate (محافظة خانيونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.336273, 34.319926. 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
    1
  • (1 child)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (15) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0407

Incident date

October 20, 2023

Location

الجنينة, Al Geneina, Rafah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.296461, 34.243759 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Around 3:46 PM on Friday, 20 October 2023, an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Al Arja family house located on George Khalaf Adnan Abu Za Street near the cemetery in Al Janina neighborhood in the town of Rafah, Gaza strip, reportedly killed five civilians and injured between three and seven civilians.

The Palestinian Information Center in its Twitter/X post wrote about five civilians killed in the strike. A Facebook user Adlitaha1 initially reported about three injuries, but later wrote about seven injured people. Further details about the victims are unknown.

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 incident occured at approximately 3:46 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    5
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–7
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Geneina (الجنينة) to the east of  Rafah (رفح), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.296461, 34.243759. 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
    5
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–7
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0413

Incident date

October 20, 2023

Location

دير البلح, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.418995, 34.349442 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 20th 2023, 17 civilians – including five women and four children – of the ‘Abu Shuaib’ family were killed and several others were injured after an alleged Israeli airstrike on their residential home in the Deir Al Balah neighbourhood, Gaza.

The Ministry of the Interior in Gaza identified the ‘Abu Shuaib’ residence as one of two homes that were allegedly struck by the Israeli military in Deir Al Balah neighbourhood, in the Central Governorate. The grandparents of the family, Walid Muhammad Abd al-Rahman Abu Shuiab and his wife, Hanan Saeed Al-Taweel Abu Shuaib were killed, along with their four children: Baraa Walid Muhammad Abu Shuaib (son), Nor Walid Muhammad Abu Shuaib (daughter), Walaa Walid Muhammad Abu Shuaib (daughter) and Aya Walid Muhammmad Abu Shuaib (daughter). The wife of Baraa Ab Shuaib, Islam Abdul Hakim Al-Saafin Abu Shuaib, was also killed along with their four children: Walid Muhammad Walid Abu Shuaib (son), Aseel Muhammad Walid Abu Shuaib (daughter), Hanan Muhammad Walid Abu Shuaib (daughter) and Baraa Muhammad Walid Abu Shuaib (daughter).

The alleged airstrike also killed Atef Muhammad Abdel Rahman Abu Shuaib, the brother of Walid Abu Shuaib, and his wife Manal Muhammad Hamad Shuaib, along with their four children: Abdul Rahman Atef Abu Shuaib (son), Muhammad Atef Abu Shuaib (son), Hala Atef Abu Shuaib (daughter) and Khaled Atef Abu Shuaib (son).

Since the incident, family members have posted tributes online. @KhalilShayeb, the nephew of Atef Abu Shuaib, commiserated the death of his uncle and family in a Facebook post. This sentiment was echoed by @Abuanas, the cousin of Baraa Abu Shuaib, who posted a picture of her deceased uncle with his index finger raised to the sky along with commiserations.

These tributes often provide an insight into the personality of those killed. @AbuKhamis, the son-in-law of Walid Abu Shuaib, gave detailed testimonial via Facebook. He described the late Baraa Abu Shuaib as a young and polite man, and Walaa Abu Shuaib, Nour Abu Shuaib, and Aya Abu Shuaib as being “chaste and pure”. @AbuKhamis also paid tribute to his uncle, Atef Abu Shuaib, describing him, his wife and children as a “good and pure group”.

Those outside the Abu Shuaib family also took the time to commiserate the deaths of the Abu Shuaib family. The Facebook account @Sig.palestine, which belongs to a teacher of the late Nor Abu Shaib, described her former student as being very polite.

A video posted by @AlanWkalt documented the funeral for members of the family who were killed and their loved ones mourning their loss.

YPA Agency reported that “several injuries” resulted from the strike with others mentioning “injuries” without providing an exact toll.

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

Where possible, Airwars has matched names with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of nearly 7000 victims’ names, age 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 local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (17)

Walid Muhammad Abd al-Rahman Abu Shuaib وليد محمد عبد الرحمن أبو شعيب
Adult male grandfather killed
Hanan Saeed Al-Taweel Abu Shuaib حنان سعيد الطويل أبو شعيب
59 years old female grandmother killed Matched to MoH ID 947100996
Baraa Walid Muhammad Abu Shuaib براء وليد محمد أبو شعيب
Adult male Hanan and Walid's child killed
Noor walid Muhammad Abu Shuaib نور وليد محمد أبو شعيب
Adult female Hanan and Walid's child killed
Walaa Walid Muhammad Abu Shuaib ولاء وليد محمد أبو شعيب
Adult female Hanan and Walid's child killed
Aya Walid Muhammad Abu Shuaib أية وليد محمد أبو شعيب
Adult female Hanan and Walid's child killed
Islam Abdul Hakim Al-Saafin Abu Shuaib إسلام عبد الحكيم السعافين أبو شعيب
Adult female Hanan and Walid's daughter-in-law killed
Walid Muhammad Walid Abu Shuaib وليد محمد وليد أبو شعيب
7 years old male Islam's child killed Matched to MoH ID 437258338
Aseel Muhammad Walid Abu Shuaib أبو شعيب
9 years old female Islam's child killed Matched to MoH ID 435281407
Hanan Muhammad Walid Abu Shuaib حنان محمد وليد أبو شعيب
Child female Islam's child killed
Baraa Muhammad Walid Abu Shuaib براءة محمد وليد أبو شعيب
22 years old male Islam's child killed Matched to MoH ID 406033985
Atef Muhammad Abdel Rahman Abu Shuaib عاطف محمد عبد الرحمن أبو شعيب
57 years old male Walid's brother killed Matched to MoH ID 940265572
Manal Muhammad Hamad Shaqliya Abu Shuaib منال محمد حمد شقلية أبو شعيب
51 years old female Atef's wife killed Matched to MoH ID 932077381
Abdul Rahman Atef Abu Shuaib عبد الرحمن عاطف أبو شعيب
27 years old male Atef and Manal's child killed Matched to MoH ID 401924956
Khaled Atef Abu Shuaib خالد عاطف أبو شعيب
23 years old male Atef and Manal's child killed Matched to MoH ID 406999011
Muhammad Atef Abu Shuaib محمد عاطف أبو شعيب
18 years old male Atef and Manal's child killed Matched to MoH ID 421356239
Hala Atef Abu Shuaib هالة عاطف أبو شعيب
Child female Atef and Manal's child killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    17
  • (4 children5 women8 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 (26) [ collapse]

Media
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Deir al Balah (دير البلح), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.418995, 34.349442. 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
    17
  • (4 children5 women8 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 (26) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0415

Incident date

October 20, 2023

Location

بلوك سي في مخيم النصيرات,, Block C in Al Nusairat camp, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On Friday, October 20, 2023, eight civilians were killed and up to 100 injured – including women and children – after an alleged airstrike by the Israeli military on the ‘Nawfal’ family residence on the 20th Street of ‘Block C’ in Al Nuseirat refugee camp near the centre of Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian news agency Safa reported that the Nawfal family home, which was located near the entrance of Nusseirat, on 20th Street, near the Al-Huda Mosque, was struck. Multiple sources reported that more than 100 civilians were inside the house during the incident, with @sabrifarra24 posting an urgent plea for ambulances to go to the house to help the wounded. According to a post by @Hamzaalnamla1 on Twitter/X, dozens of displaced civilians were sheltering in the house when the strike occurred. Images posted by @Alburaij1948 and @Abdulkarim on Facebook show that civilians, including children, suffered severe injuries during the strike. However, the exact details and condition of those injured is unknown. Multiple sources reported that the majority of the victims were children.

During the strike, 36-year-old Hanan Ahmed Salim Baousha and her husband, 39-year-old Saed Nawfal Saleh Nawfal, were reported killed along with their four children. Their two daughters, 17-year-old Malak Saed Nawfal and 14-year-old Abeer Saed Nawfal were killed as well as their two sons, 12-year-old Muhammad Saed Nawfal and 6-year-old Amir Saed Nofal. The airstrike also resulted in the deaths of Hanan’s father, 70-year-old Ahmed Salim Baalousha (also known as Abu Iyad), and her mother, Jamila Salem Atwa Baalousha.

A Facebook page that reports urgent news about Gaza reported that seven victims were recovered from the incident initially, and described some of them, from the Nawfal family, as being in “pieces.”

The Twitter/X account @Gazanow111 reported that the house belonged to Nawfal Nawfal, also known as Abu Raed, who is likely the father of Saed Nawfal Saleh Nawfal.

@Hamzaalnamla1 reported in a post on Twitter/X that the bomb ignited a fire on the site.

Since the incident, heartfelt testimonials have been posted online by the family members of the deceased. Iyad and Mero Baalousha, the children of Ahmed Salim Baalousha and Jamila Salem Baalousha, posted to Facebook mourning the death of their parents, their sister Hanan, her husband Saed, along with their four nephews and nieces.

The names of all of the identified victims, except for Jamila Salem Atwa Baalousha, have been reconciled with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of fatalities published on October 26, 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 (8)

Saed Nawfal Saleh Nawfal سائد نوفل صالح نوفل
39 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 800366510
Hanan Ahmed Salim Baousha حنان أحمد سليم بعلوشة
36 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 800764128
Malak Saed Nawfal ملك سائد نوفل
17 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 424161420
Abeer Saed Nawfal عبير سائد نوفل
14 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 429186224
Muhammad Saed Nawfal محمد سائد نوفل
12 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 430434050
Amir Saed Nofal أمير سائد نوفل
6 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 438963191
Ahmed Salim Baalousha أحمد سليم بعلوشة
70 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 971382742
Jamila Salem Atwa Baalousha جميلة سالم عطوة بعلوشة
Adult female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp, Religious Institution
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (4 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    100
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (16) [ collapse]

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    Source: Abdulkarim
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    Source: Abdulkarim
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    Source: Hanan
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    Source: Hanan
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    Source: Nusaairat
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    Source: Mub
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    Source: Nafeth
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    Source: Iyad
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    Source: Iyad
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    Source: Iyad
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    Source: Mero
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    Source: Mero
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    Source: Esra
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    Source: AhmedSaqerNofal
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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
    IDP or refugee camp, Religious Institution
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8
  • (4 children2 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    100
  • 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 (24) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0392

Incident date

October 20, 2023

Location

خان يونس, Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On October 20th 2023, between 18 and 22 civilians – including women and children – all members of the ‘Abu Al-Naja’ family were killed, and between 79 and 114 others were injured after an alleged Israeli airstrike on their residential home in the Abu-Shahla neighbourhood in east Khan Yunis, Gaza. It has been reported that the house was subject to an airstrike whilst the residents were asleep.

@ShehabAgency reported that the Abu Al-Naja household was one of six residential homes struck by the Israeli military in the Khan Yunis Governorate. Ambulance and civil defence crews were on-site to take those killed and wounded to Nasser Medical Hospital. The grandparents of the family, Khaled Mahmoud Abu Al-Naja, and his wife Muzain Musa Abu Al-Naja were killed during the alleged strike, along with their five children: Hani Khaled Abu Al-Naja (son), Khalil Khaled Abu Al-Naja (son), Jana Khaled Abu Al-Naja (daughter), Nancy Khaled Abu Al-Naja (daughter) and Hanaa Khaled Abu Al-Naja (daughter). The alleged strike also killed the husband of Hanaa Abu Al-Naja, Suleiman Mahmoud Abu Rock, and the wife of Hani Abu Al-Naja, Israa Al-Muzain.

There were also nine grandchildren of Khaled Abu Al-Naja and Muzain Abu Al-Naja killed during the alleged strike. Six children of Hani Abu Al-Naja and Israa Al-Muzain were killed: Khaled (son), Ahmed (son), Muhannad (son), Rand (daughter) Rawand (daughter) and Raghad (daughter). Two children of Hanaa Abu Al-Naja and Suleiman Mahmoud Abu Rock were killed: Remas (daughter) and Mahmoud (son). The daughter of Nancy Khaled Abu Al-Naja, Toleen (daughter), was also killed during the alleged airstrike.

Since the incident, family members have posted tributes online. Marwa Mohammed Naja, the great niece of Muzain Musa Abu Al-Naja, commiserated the death of her great aunt, and Khaled Mahmoud Abu Al-Naja along with the other “22 people in the house”. These sentiments were echoed by Waam Younes Abu Al-Naja, the niece of Muzain Musa Abu Al-Naja, in a Facebook post that states that more than 20 members of the Abu Al-Naja family were killed during the alleged airstrike. However, the @AbuAl-NajaFamilyGatheringOfficial Facebook post states that 18 members of the family were killed during the alleged Israeli airstrike.

There has also been an outpouring of tributes via Facebook from the cousins of Suleiman Mahmoud Abu Rock, among whom include Ahmad Abu Rok, Ola N. Reck, Deya Abu Rouk and Raed Rouk, Zakrua Haesan Rok. The former neighbour of Suleiman Mahmoud Abu Rock, Wael Abdelaziz Alnaka, expressed his regret at the death of Suleiman and his wife Hanaa along with their two children.

@ShehabAgency initially reported that 34 injuries resulted from the recent attacks on Khan Yunis, then raised the number to 51, and ultimately reported the number of 79 injuries. However, it is unclear how many injuries occurred amongst this incident. @PalinfoAr put the number of injuries at 114, and images posted by @ShehabAgency show at least three children being treated for injuries in a medical facility.

At least 20 members of an “Al Naja” family were also reported killed in an incident three days prior, recorded in Airwars’ archive in ISPT0298.

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

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.

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 during the night.

The victims were named as:

Family members (18)

Khaled Mahmoud Abu Al-Naja خالد محمود أبو النجا
Adult male killed
Muzain (Mazeen) Musa Abu Al-Naja مزين موسى ابو نجا
57 years old female Khaled's wife killed Matched to MoH ID 914650809
Hani Khaled Abu Al-Naja هاني خالد أبو النجا
Adult male Khaled and Muzain's child killed
Israa Al-Muzain اسراء المزين
Adult female Hani's wife killed
Khaled  خالد
Child male Hani and Israa's child killed
Ahmad أحمد
Child male Hani and Israa's child killed
Muhannad  مهند
Child male Hani and Israa's child killed
Rand رند
Child female Hani and Israa's child killed
Rawand روند
Child female Hani and Israa's child killed
Raghad  رغد
Child female Hani and Israa's child killed
Khalil Khaled Abu Al-Naja خليل خالد أبو النجا
Adult male Khaled and Muzain's child killed
Jana Khaled Abu Al-Naja جنى خالد أبو النجا
Adult female Khaled and Muzain's child killed
Nancy Khaled Abu Al-Naja نانسي خالد أبو النجا
Adult female Khaled and Muzain's child killed
Toleen  تولين
Child female Nancy's child killed
Hanaa Khaled Abu Al-Naja  هناء خالد أبو النجا
Adult female Khaled and Muzain's child killed
Suleiman Mahmoud Abu Rock سليمان محمود ابو روك
Adult male Hanaa's husband killed
Remas  ريماس
Child male Hanaa and Suleiman's child killed
Mahmoud  محمود
Child male Hanaa and Suleiman's child killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    18 – 22
  • (9 children5 women4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    79–114
  • 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 (40) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: @ShehabAgency
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    Source: @ShehabAgency
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    Source: @ShehabAgency
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    Source: @ShehabAgency
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    Source: @ShehabAgency
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    Source: @ShehabAgency
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    Source: Ahmad Abu Rok
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    Source: Ahmad Abu Rok
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    Source: Ahmad Abu Rok
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    Source: Deya Abo Rouk
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    Source: Zakrua Haesan Rok
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    Source: Raed Rouk
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    Source: Wael Abdelaziz Alnaka
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    Source: Ahmed Atef Abu Rock
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    Source: Said Harfouchi
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    Source: Foad Alraqab Abu Motaz
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    Source: Foad Alraqab Abu Motaz
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    Source: Hamade Abu Alnaja
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    Source: Fayez Abu Alnaja
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    Source: Abbas Al-Am
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    Source: Abbas Al-Am
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    Source: Abbas Al-Am
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    Source: Abbas Al-Am
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    Source: Abbas Al-Am
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    Source: Abbas Al-Am
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    Source: Abbas Al-Am
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    Source: Abbas Al-Am
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    Source: Abbas Al-Am
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    Source: Malek Abu Naja
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    Source: Malek Abu Naja
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    Source: Ma’an and East Khan Younis Families
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official
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    Source: Abu Alnaja Family Gathering Official

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
    18 – 22
  • (9 children5 women4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    79–114
  • 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 (40) [ collapse]