Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT1406

Incident date

December 2, 2023

Location

مسجد أنس بن مالك, Anas bin Malik Mosque, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.410952, 34.349223 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least four children were injured by an artillery strike on the Anas bin Malik Mosque in the afternoon of December 2nd, 2023. It appears the casualties occurred at the neighboring Deir al-Balah Martyrs School, though this reportedly was not the target of the strike.

Abeer Al Banna Press specified that four children had been injured, which posts on Twitter have echoed. Other sources reported solely that there were “a number of casualties” but did not provide specific figures.

Abeer Al Banna Press and Awdeh Channel claimed that the minaret of the mosque had been targeted. All reported injures occurred at the care centre of the school, where it is believed displaced people had been sheltering.

The children appear to have been transferred to a hospital or care center, but the name or location is unknown.

Airwars has graded the strike status of this incident as “contested” due to the lack of information among sources at this time on who carried out the strike. However, since multiple sources document the resulting civilian harm, the civilian harm status has been graded “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 incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Religious Institution, School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

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    Source: Awdeh channel
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    Source: @ShehabAgency
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    Source: @quds_feed

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of the Anas bin Malik Mosque (مسجد أنس بن مالك) to the south of Deir al Balah (دير البلح), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.410952, 34.349223. 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
    Contested strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Religious Institution, School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT1238

Incident date

November 20, 2023

Location

مدرسة البريج في مخيم البريج, Bureij Preparatory School for Boys, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.439399, 34.408896 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At around midday on Monday, November 20th 2023, an alleged Israeli bombing of the Bureij Preparatory School for Boys located in the Block 12 of the Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip reportedly killed at least 12 civilians, including children and women, and injured at least 35 civilians. The school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Refugees (UNRWA) provided shelter for about two thousand displaced people fleeing from Central and Northern Gaza, according to the Hamas-affiliated Quds News Network report.

Al Jazeera’s correspondent Hani Mahmoud reported that although there was a UNRWA flag on the roof of the affected school building, the Israeli armed forces still allegedly bombed it. The Twitter/X accounts Palestine Now (@PalestineNW) and @AlarabyT shared videos showing the aftermath of the attack where broken furniture in the school’s yard and traces of blood on the ground were to be seen.

According to the video shared by the Twitter/X account of the Palestinian Refugee Portal, the attack happened at lunch time when people staying at the school’s premises were cooking. A young Palestinian girl in the video shared by the Twitter/X account @AlQastalps also said that “we were making food when a large bomb came upon us.” A young boy featured in the video by the Twitter/X account @M0SC0W0 said that during the bombardment he was staying at the school and was drinking water while @qudsn spoke with a man who “went to the market and came back and found his children had been bombed.

Referring to the Hamas statement where Hamas had called for an immediate action “to stop the targeting of civilians in schools protected under international law”, Anadolu Agency reported that more than 10 civilians were killed in the bombing. RT Arabic and Middle East Eye reported about 12 victims while Arabi 21 and Quds News Network estimated the total number of deaths as 15. Al Jazeera wrote that there were at least 20 killed civilians. Twitter/X user @PalinfoAr shared a heartbreaking video of a mother searching for her children among the dead bodies wrapped in white cloth.

Airwars identified the names of two of the victims killed in the attack  – Sami Mohammed Kalab and Bashir Othamn. Both names were identified from videos and images showing the body bags of the victims.

As no clear information was yet available regarding the number of children killed, and as several sources reported that the majority of the victims were children, Airwars estimated between six and 10 children killed – half of the total numbers of victims reportedly killed.

Dozens of civilians, most of them children, were also reportedly wounded in the attack on the UNRWA school. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported about 35 injured civilians. The Telegram channel of Quds News Network and a Twitter/X account @fouadkhreiss shared videos of the injured children being transported to a hospital. A Twitter/X account @EyeonPalestine shared an emotional video of a young Palestinian boy taking care of his sister injured in the school’s bombing. Al-Jazeera Gaza published a video showing the damage inside the school on Facebook where an eye-witness interviewed  said that women were also among the victims – without providing a number. As such, Airwars estimated that 17 children were injured and at least two women were killed, and two other women injured in the attack. These estimations will be updated once more information comes to light.

The sources differed in their reporting on the nature of the deadly strike. While OCHA, Arabi 21, Safa News and Quds News Network reported that the school was hit by artillery fire, Anadolu Agency referring to a Hamas statement as well as Middle East Eye wrote that it was an airstrike allegedly perpetrated by the Israeli military.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces. The Israeli military did not comment on 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 11:52 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Sami Mohammed Kalab سامي محمد كلاب
Age unknown male killed
Bashir Othamn بشير عثمان
Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp, School, UN facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 20
  • (6–10 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    35
  • 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
    Education
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (35) [ collapse]

Media
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Geolocation notes (3) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Bureij Preparatory School for Boys (مدرسة البريج في مخيم البريج) in Bureij (البريج). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 31.439399, 34.408896.  

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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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp, School, UN facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    12 – 20
  • (6–10 children2 women)
  • Civilians reported injured
    35
  • 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
    Education
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (35) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0297

Incident date

October 17, 2023

Location

مدرسة المغازي الاعدادية للبنين, Al Maghazi Preparatory School for Boys, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.420102, 34.388679 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

During the afternoon of Tuesday, 17th of October, 2023, at least ten civilians were killed and dozens were injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on an UNRWA school located in the al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip where 4,000 people were taking refuge. However, the death toll may be significantly higher as Twitter/X user @alforgannet wrote that “a large number of civilians, most of them children and women, were martyred and injured.”

The school was run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. Al-Ahram news quoted UNRWA as saying, “At least six people were killed this afternoon as a result of the bombing of an UNRWA school in the Maghazi refugee camp in the central region of Gaza.” The source also referenced the statement made by the organization’s Commissioner-General, Philippe Lazzarini, who corroborated that dozens, including UNRWA employees, were injured and that “the school had suffered severe structural damage.” The statement suggested that the casualty numbers were likely to be higher. Urgent From The Rest reported about 10 civilians killed and dozens wounded.

WAFA News Agency and Facebook user “Going Back to Palestine” shared the images showing the aftermath of the deadly strike: the walls of the school with large holes in them, lots of broken furniture and rubble. A graphic video posted by Electronic Al-Nadaa Portal on Facebook showed bodies being carried out of the school.

The sources differed about the nature of the strike. The Palestinian Ministry of Interior and National Security and some local sources said that the school was hit with artillery while UNRWA reported an airstrike.

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 in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    School, UN facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 24
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Education
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Alam Radio
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    Source: Hany Abu Zeid
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    Source: Going Back to Palestine
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Al Maghazi Preparatory School for Boys (مدرسة المغازي الاعدادية للبنين) to the east of Deir al Balah (دير البلح). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 31.420102, 34.388679.    

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    Hany Abu Zeid

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
    School, UN facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10 – 24
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Education
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0200c

Incident date

October 14, 2023

Location

مدرسة الأونروا, UNRWA school, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.501954, 34.454236 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One woman was killed by alleged Israeli strikes on a United Nations Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) school in Tal al-Hawa on October 14, 2023.

Al Ayyam News reported that a displaced person named Kholoud Mahmoud Jundia was killed when Israeli forces struck a United Nations Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) school in Tal al-Hawa.

Family members and friends Shosho, Alaa Wael, Fedaa Jundia, Zehre and others posted similar condolence messages for Kholoud (also referred to as Umm Ahmed Mahmoud).

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:

Kholoud Mahmoud Jundia خلود محمود جندية
Age unknown female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian infrastructure
    School, UN facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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
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    Source: Zehre
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    Source: Fedaa.jondia
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    Source: Nisrien
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    Source: Shames

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the UNWRA school (مدرسة الأونروا) in Tal al Hawa (تل الهوا) to the south of Gaza (غزة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.501954, 34.454236. 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 infrastructure
    School, UN facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • 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

ISPT0156

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

بالقرب من مدرسة الفلاح, Vicinity of Al Falah school, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.502510, 34.454678 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 12th 2023, a house belonging to the Al-Balaawi family in the Al-Zaytoun neighbourhood in southern Gaza City was hit by an alleged Israeli airstrike reportedly killing at least nine civilians and injuring an unknown number of others.

Facebook posts from family members of the deceased identify Souad Abdullah Abu Jahl, her daughter Fedaa Al-Balaawi, daughter-in-law Amira Imad Siam and her children, her second daughter-in-law Sarah Osama Qadada and her infant son, and Abdul Rahman Adam Al Balaawi as killed. Some posts specified that between three and four of Souad Abdullah Abu Jahl’s grandchildren* were killed in the incident.

The Sayyam Family posted that their cousin Amira Imad Siam, daughter of engineer Imad Siam (Abu Muhammad), was killed along with her children; source Sondos.almasry, also noted that Amira was killed with her three children.

Afnan Ahmad mourned his wife and daughter online, noting that they were were among those killed.

Mohammad Alnajar paid his respects to his brother and friend Adam Abd al-Rahman al-Balaawi “Abu Muhammad” whose young son “the writer” Abdul Rahman Adam Al Balaawi was among those killed.

Shehab Agency wrote that four bystanders were killed while passing the residence when the strike allegedly occurred. Ambiguity in the number of civilians killed has been reflected in the casualty range, which could be as many as 13 people. References to injured civilian were in the plural, though no number was given – Airwars has therefore given a conservative estimate of 2-2 per our methodology.

The Palestinian Civil Defence wrote about the attack, which occurred “near “Bilal Mosque” in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood” and claimed that the injured civilians were transported from the scene, however it is not clear how many were injured in the attack. Other sources located the home as in the vicinity of Al-Falah School.

*Airwars has quantified the youngest generation as children based on the ages of their relatives and the reference to them as “children”.

When sources identified a belligerent, they attributed the strike to the Israeli forces.

Where possible, Airwars matched the names to those listed by the Palestinian Ministry of Health list released on October 26th of almost 7,000 victim names.

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 (6)

Souad Abdullah Abu Jahl سعاد عبداللهابو جهل
59 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 920986767
Fedaa Al-Balaawi فداء البلعاوي
31 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 803814243
Amira Imad Siam أميرة عماد صيام و أطفاله
30 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 804406767
Sarah Osama Qadada سارة أسامة قدادة
female killed
Infant son of Sarah Osama Qadada
Child killed
Abdul Rahman Adam Al Balawi عبد الرحمن آدم البلعاوي
21 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 408796704

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Religious Institution, School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 13
  • (3–4 children4 women1 man)
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Education
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Mohammad Alnajar
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    Source: Hamza Al-Balawi
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    Source: Mahmoud Taha Al-Balaawi

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Falah (الفلاح ) school, for which the generic coordinates are: 31.502510, 34.454678. 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
    Religious Institution, School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    9 – 13
  • (3–4 children4 women1 man)
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Education
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0157

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

جوار مدرسة الفرقان, Vicinity of Al Furqan School, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.488985, 34.445444 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 12th, 2023, eight civilians were killed, and others injured, in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Yassin family home near to the Al-Furqan school, south of the Al-Zaytoun neighbourhood in the north of the Gaza Strip. Several different news sources additionally stated that civilians had been wounded as a result of the strike, however an exact number was not specified.

Multiple local sources provided the names of eight of the civilians killed from the Yassin family: Ayman Hassan Yassin (47 years old), Umm Ahmed Yassin, Ahmed Ayman Yassin (22 years old), Mahmoud Ayman Yassin, Moamen Ayman Yassin (17 years old), Imad Ayman Yassin (16 years old), Hassan Ayman Yassin, Baraa Ayman Yassin (nine years old). Hay Zaytoun also identified Mahmoud Yassin “Abu Omar” as among those killed – it is unclear if this is the same Mahmoud as mentioned above.

On the 12th of October, several media outlets reported the airstrike. Shebab Agency posted a statement on X/Twitter that “a house belonging to the Yassin family was targeted near Al-Furqan School, south of Al- Zeytoun neighbourhood and there were martyrs and wounded”.

The Palestinian Information Center released an almost identical statement online, as did the Quds Feed Network, and Wattan News on the outlet’s website. However, Alkofiya News more specifically reported that “aircraft” had struck the Yassin family home, whilst a correspondent for Al-Ghad TV stated that “a number of children” had been killed as a result of the bombing.

Initially, the number of civilians killed in the airstrike was unclear with ‘Palestine Civil Defence’ stating via Facebook, at midday on the 12th October, that “rescue crews went to a house for the Yassin family that had been subjected to Israeli bombing”. Two hours later, the Al-Zaytoun neighbourhood also posted a statement on its community Facebook page that “at least four” of those killed “were recovered in the targeting of a house for the Yassin family”.

During the early evening of the 12th of October, two relatives of the Yassin family, Abu Hassan Yassin and Mohamad Yassin, posted lists containing the eight names of their family members who were reported to have been killed in the strike on Facebook. Mohamad Yassin, in addition to the names of eight members of the Yassin family, posted family photos of those killed.

One Facebook user, Omar Effendi, on the 12th of October, posted a short video showing a body being carried from the rubble of the building which had been destroyed as a result of the strike.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strike 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.

This incident may be a duplicated incident with case ISPT0016, which is currently under review.

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)

Ayman Hassan Yassin أيمن حسن ياسين
47 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 901319533
Umm Ahmed Yassin أم أحمد ياسين
Adult female killed
Ahmed Ayman Yassin أحمد أيمن ياسين
22 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 407016922
Mahmoud Ayman Yassin محمود أيمن ياسين
male killed
Moamen Ayman Yassin مؤمن أيمن ياسين
17 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 424368439
Imad Ayman Yassin عماد أيمن ياسين
16 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 422330373
Hassan Ayman Yassin حسن أيمن ياسين
male killed
Baraa Ayman Yassin براء أيمن ياسين
9 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 432760874

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 9
  • (3–5 children1 woman2–5 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.
  • Impact
    Education
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (31) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Mohamad yasin
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    Source: Mohamad yasin
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    Source: Mohamad yasin
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    Source: Mohamad yasin
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    Source: Mohamad yasin
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    Source: Mohamad yasin
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    Source: Mohamad yasin
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    Source: Mohamad yasin
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    Source: Abu hassen
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    Source: Hay Zaytoun facebook
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    Source: @GazaMartyrs
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    Source: @GazaMartyrs
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    Source: @GazaMartyrs
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    Source: @lilearthquakess
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    Source: @ramia_j
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Furqan School (مدرسة الفرقان) to the west of Gaza city (غزة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.488985, 34.445444. 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
    School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    8 – 9
  • (3–5 children1 woman2–5 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.
  • Impact
    Education
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (31) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0159

Incident date

October 12, 2023

Location

بالقرب مدرسة أحمد الشقيري, Vicinity of Ahmed Al Shuqairi School, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.546133, 34.517332 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 12th, 2023, two people were reported killed and at least two others injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the area of the Ahmed Al-Shuqairi school in the northern Gaza strip.

Several media outlets reported the airstrike including Shehab Agency, Alkofiyta.tv, Snd News Agency, Al-Nour Radio and Camera Press.

Shehab Agency stated that the two deaths and two injuries occurred as a result of the “bombing of the Ahmed Al-Shuqairi School area in the northern Gaza Strip.” The Snd News Agency issued a similar statement, but reported that “several injuries” had been caused by the alleged airstrike. Additional information was not found on the victims of the strike.

Other individuals made statements online regarding the alleged strike: ‘Nour A Ghaben’ posted on Facebook: “Targeting a group of civilians near Ahmed Al-Shaqri School.” Another Facebook user, Zehre, posted a video apparently showing the aftermath of the alleged strike in which an injured man was quickly carried away on a stretcher from areas of rubble on a partially destroyed street.

One user of X / Twitter, @Sboog2021 quoted a witness of the alleged strike who gave their view that the Israeli aircraft struck a group of civilians, along with video footage of the Israeli news channel, i24.

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.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Education
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Ahmed Al Shuqairi School (مدرسة أحمد الشقيري), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.546133, 34.517332. 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
    School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Education
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (21) [ 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]