Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0218

Incident date

October 15, 2023

Location

الشجاعي, Al Shujaiya, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.494122, 34.475567 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 15th an alleged Israeli airstrike killed four civilians identified as Sami Al Khudari (60 years old), his son Nour Al Khudari (19 years old), Hamad Al Khudari, and Mujahed al Khudari and injured many others while they were at their home on Al Nizar street, Al Shujaiya neighborhood in east Gaza.

Reports referenced Nour Al Khudari’s brother, Dr. Fadi Al Khudari, who was working in Al Shifa hospital when he received the news of the death of his brother and father. Majed Al Khudari, a relative of Sami Al Khudari and Nour Al Khudari, reported that 12 members of the wider Khudari family had now been killed in the war. In content posted by Jamal al Khudari and Twitter user @x_blq_h_, footage shows that Dr. Fadi Al Khudari is devastated by the news of the deaths of his father and brother.

A post from Abdul Rahman Majid Al-Khudri also identified Hamed Al-Khudari and Mujahid Al-Khudari as among those killed, along with images of Hamed and Mujahid who appear to be young men.

@ShehabAgency, which reported on the bombing of the Al Khudari family house as well as on another civilian house in the same publication, indicated that these incidents led to “injuries” – without further details on the exact number of civilians wounded, their identity, or which of the locations the injuries occurred. A post from Aatef Sokkar, a neighbor and dear friend of the Al Khudari family who lived only 40 meters from the strike location, reported that “many injuries” occurred.

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 local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Sami Al Khudari سامي يوسف ابراهيم الخضري
60 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 906905153
Nour Al Khudari نور سامي يوسف الخضري
19 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 409921087
Hamad Al Khoudari حامد الخضري
male killed
Mujahed al Khoudari مجاهد الخضري
male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    4
  • (4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (18) [ collapse]

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    Source: Aatef Sokkar
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    Source: Huda Alkhudari
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    Source: Huda Alkhudari
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    Source: Majid Al-Khudary
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    Source: Majid Al-Khudary
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    Source: Bilal Ezzat
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    Source: Bilal Ezzat
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    Source: Maysoon Malaih
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    Source: Maysoon Malaih
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    Source: Majed Al Khudari
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    Source: Majed Al Khudari
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    Source: Abdul Rahman Majid Al-Khudri
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Shujaiya (الشجاعي) to the east of Gaza city (غزة). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Shujaiya are: 31.494122, 34.475567.

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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
  • (4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–10
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0235

Incident date

October 15, 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

A civilian home was reportedly hit by an Israeli airstrike in Al-Geneina, Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, at dawn on 15 October 2023, killing between seven to eight civilians from the same family and injuring others. Sources said the home belonged to Dr. Salah al-Din Zanoun.

Rum Online News cited official Palestinian news agency WAFA as noting that eight civilians were killed, similarly to PNN News which also put the death toll at eight, stating that Dr. Salah al-Din Zanoun and seven of his relatives were killed in the bombing of his house.

Only one source, WAFA cited in Rum Online News, indicated that “others were injured” by an Israeli missile in that attack, without providing further details on the exact number or identity of those wounded. The number of injured has therefore been recorded as 2-2 by Airwars.

Seven of the victims killed have been identified as: Dr. Salah al-Din Zanoun “Abu Ahmed”; his wife Etemad Miqdad “Oum Ahmed”; his sons Dr. Ahmed Salah El-Din Zanoun, Saif al-Din Salah al-Din Zanoun, Ihab Salah El-Din Zanoun, his daughter Karima Salah El-Din Zanoun; and his nephew Muhammad Musa Zanoun. While several relatives of the family announced that the Doctor’s daughter was also killed in the attack, Mohammed Al-jamal on Facebook affirmed that seven members of the family were killed, “with the exception of one daughter” who survived the attack.

Nabd News identified the location of the strike as the Al-Geneina neighborhood in Rafah.

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

Local sources reported that the funerals of the victims were organised the same day. 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 around dawn.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

Dr. Salah al-Din Muhammad Awad Zanoun _ Abu Ahmed الدكتور صلاح الدين محمد عواد زنون
59 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 412366080
Etemad Miqdad, Umm Ahmed اعتماد مقداذ
53 years old female Wife of Dr. Salah killed Matched to MoH ID 413325473
Dr. Ahmed Salah al-Din Zanoun الدكتور احمد صلاح الدين زنون
27 years old male Son of Dr. Salah killed Matched to MoH ID 421207887
Saif al-Din Salah al-Din Zanoun سيف الدين صلاح الدين زنون
25 years old male Son of Dr. Salah killed Matched to MoH ID 421207879
Ihab Salah El-Din Zanoun ايهاب صلاح الدين زنون
male Son of Dr. Salah killed
Karima Salah El-Din Zanoun كريمة صلاح الدين زنون
female Daughter of Dr. Salah. One source reported that she "survived" the attack killed
Muhammad Musa Zanoun محمد موسى زنون
32 years old male Nephew of Dr. Salah killed Matched to MoH ID 803256387

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 8
  • (1–2 women4 men2 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Mohammed Moh Facebook
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    Source: Zanoon family Facebook
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    Source: PNN news Facebook
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    Source: PNN news Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed ALjamal Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed ALjamal Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed ALjamal Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed ALjamal Facebook
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    Source: Emad Youssef Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Zanoon Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Zanoon Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Zanoon Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Zanoon Facebook
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    Source: @PalinfoAr
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    Source: Ahmad Radwan Facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Radwan Facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Radwan Facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Radwan Facebook
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    Source: ROua Facebook
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    Source: ROua Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Moh Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Moh Facebook
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    Source: Alashiq Kareem facebook
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    Source: Alashiq Kareem facebook
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    Source: Alashiq Kareem facebook
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    Source: Alashiq Kareem facebook

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
    7 – 8
  • (1–2 women4 men2 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0231

Incident date

October 15, 2023

Location

تل الهوى, Tal Al Hawa , Gaza , the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.498611, 34.4425 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On 15th October, 2023, Dr. Omar Saleh Farwana (Farwaneh), his wife Umm Saleh Farwana, his children and grandchildren were all reported killed as a result of an alleged Israeli airstrike.

They were in their home in Tal al-Hawa neighborhood, southwest of Gaza City. The attack happened in early morning hours when members of the large Farwana’s family were staying in his house after the morning prayer. Most sources reported 15 family members killed, including two doctors, eight children* and four women. Only eleven-year old Lynn Saleh Maher Farwana survived the attack.

Dr. Omar Saleh Farwana was a former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Islamic University. He was described as a well-known and respected doctor who “performed free surgeries on many young people” according to one local source, which also said that the doctor was “one of the charitable men in Gaza”. The same source added that the doctor used to organise “hundreds of science discussions” at his place, and covered their expenses with his own money. Adnan Skaik wrote in his Facebook post that the doctor “was kind-hearted, easy-going, loving towards his students and loved meeting with them”. He also said “In the last meeting I had with him, he asked to prepare a meeting with all the college students to discuss a book he had prepared, but the date of his martyrdom was closer.” Farwana Family account on Facebook indicated that Dr. Omar Saleh Farwana was “one of the deportees of Marj al-Zuhur”.

The doctor’s son Abdulaziz Farwana with his wife Sondos Manar Farwana and his daughters 3 year-old Maryam Abdel Aziz Farwana and 17 day-old infant Ayat Abdel Aziz Farwana were also killed. Nazmila Alqawasmi wrote in a Facebook post that “Ayat was certainly sleeping in the arms of her mother”.

Among the victims was also the doctor’s daughter Dr. Aya Farwana. Aya was known for her free treatment of poor patients. Yasmin Rabah wrote a touching testimony about her life-time friend on Facebook: “Aya, my friend for 27 years, ever since I sat next to her on my first day in primary school, my neighbor, my professional colleague, and my long-distance companion.. She carried Palestine in her heart ever since she knew her. I remember how her house was bombed for the first time during a war, and I spoke to her to console her, and she began to console me and comfort my heart. Then she rebuilt it from scratch, and she did not care.” She also added “She was strong, proud, kind, intelligent, creative, loyal, pious and loving”.

Dr. Aya’s daughters Basmala Farwana and Ola Farwana, and her son Imad Farwana also lost their lives in this attack.

The airstrike also killed another of the doctor’s daughters, a lawyer (or engineer, according to other sources), Professor Israa Farwana, and her children  – two daughters Rahaf Qanita and Rima Qanita, and a son Obaida Qanita.

While some sources mention only 14 victims, the Facebook post by Mohammed Hafez El Jamal claims that another of the doctor’s granddaughters, Raghad Saleh Farwana, also lost her life.

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

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

*Though Airwars was unable to find the exact age of some of the children mentioned, we have assumed that all references to the family’s children are of those under the age of 18, unless specified otherwise by the sources, given related images of young children.

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 (16)

Dr. Omar Saleh Farwana الدكتور عمر صلاح فروانة
67 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 921345534
Sabah Saleh Farwana ام صلاح فروانة
62 years old female Wife of Dr. Omar killed Matched to MoH ID 902575539
Dr. Aya Farwana
34 years old female Daughter of Dr. Omar killed Matched to MoH ID 802207233
Basmala Farwana بسملة فروانة
10 years old female Daughter of Dr. Aya killed Matched to MoH ID 433928579
Ola Farwana علا فروانة
female Daughter of Dr. Aya killed
Imad Farwana عماد فروانة
3 years old male Son of Dr. Aya killed Matched to MoH ID 444990097
Raghad Saleh Farwana رغد صلاح فروانة
female Granddaughter of Dr. Omar killed
Israa Farwana المهندسة اسراء فروانة
31 years old female Daughter of Dr. Omar killed Matched to MoH ID 803679497
Rahaf Qanita رهف قنيطة
female Daughter of Israa killed
Obaida Qanita عبيدة قنيطة
5 years old male Son of Israa killed Matched to MoH ID 439092974
Rima Qanita ريما قنيطة
3 years old female Daughter of Israa killed Matched to MoH ID 444996300
Abdulaziz Farwana عبدالعزيز فروانة
30 years old male son of Dr. Omar killed Matched to MoH ID 804580827
Sondos Manar Farwana منار فروانة
26 years old female Wife of Abdulaziz killed Matched to MoH ID 402583520
Maryam Abdel Aziz Farwana مريم عبدالعزيز فروانة
3 years old female daughter of Abdulaziz killed Matched to MoH ID 443017504
Ayat Abdel Aziz Farwana ايات عبدالعزيز فروانة
17 days old years old female daughter of Abdulaziz killed Matched to MoH ID 445359581
Lynn Saleh Maher Farwana
Child female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    14 – 15
  • (8 children4 women2 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Mohammed Hafez Aljamal Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Hafez Aljamal Facebook
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    Source: Made in Gaza FAcebook
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    Source: Farawneh Family facebook
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    Source: Nazmila Alqawasmi facebook
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    Source: Nazmila Alqawasmi facebook
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    Source: Nazmila Alqawasmi facebook
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    Source: Manar Saleh Facebook
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    Source: Manar Saleh Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed NJ facebook
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    Source: Mohammed NJ facebook
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    Source: Mohammed NJ facebook
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    Source: Adnan Skaik Facebook
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    Source: Ramil Abdullah twitter
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    Source: Um yamen Facebook
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    Source: Um yamen Facebook
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    Source: Douaa Omar Facebook
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    Source: Ahmad M 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
    14 – 15
  • (8 children4 women2 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0197

Incident date

October 14, 2023

Location

تل الهوى, Tal Al Hawa, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.503602, 34.426948 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 14th 2023 at around 1 am, Israeli forces allegedly conducted an airstrike in Tal Al-Hawa, located in the south of Gaza City. The strike reportedly killed Palestinian surgeon Dr. Medhat Mahmoud Saidam and his extended family at his home. Among the dead were between 24 to 31 civilians, including at least 12 children*, seven women (including a pregnant woman), and seven men. Whilst all sources agreed that Dr Medhat Saidam was killed, alongside his family, different sources identified different family members allegedly killed in the attack.

Twitter user @dryouceff and the Palestinian Ministry of Health said Dr. Medhat Mahmoud Saidam had been working for seven consecutive days at the Indonesian Hospital before the strike occurred. Interviewed by Al Jazeera, doctor Ahmed Makhlalati confirmed that statement, saying that his colleague Dr Medhat Mahmoud Saidam was coming home to see his family and planned to go back to the hospital but was killed when a strike hit his house at around 1 am. @Gredto reported that Dr. Saidam was killed along with 30 members of his family.

On Facebook, Dr. Ahmad Mokhalalati described Dr Medhat Saidam as “one of the pioneers of plastic surgery and burns in Gaza”, “a big brother”, “a compassionate human being” who “devoted his life to serving patients, providing care for them, and educating the new younger generation”. He also added: “I cannot imagine what the atmosphere of the place would be like after him. I cannot imagine our morning meetings without him joining us with his enthusiasm and positive energy…May God have mercy on him and his entire family.” A tweet from Gredto added that “the doctor specializing in plastic surgery contributed to alleviating the suffering of those wounded in the Gaza wars 2009-2014”.

A Facebook post from Dr. Medhat Saidam’s cousin, Mohammed Saidam, named the following victims killed: Dr Medhat Mahmoud Saidam and Dr Medhat Saidam’s mother, Umm Medhat, married to the deceased Dr Mahmoud Saidam. Another source identified Umm Medhat as Majda Saidam (Al-Dajani)

The same source mentioned the death of Medhat Saidam’s two brothers, and their family, namely: Ahmed Mahmoud Saidam and his wife Shamah Ahmed and their children. Another Facebook source, Hussam Al-Dajni, documented the names of the children as: Abdul Rahman Ahmed Saidam, Magda Ahmed Saidam, Maryam Ahmed Saidam, Fatima Ahmed Saidam, Sameh Mahmoud Saidam, his pregnant wife Suhad Iyad Al-Dajani, their unborn baby Rana Sameh Saidam, and their children Sameh Saidam and Mira Sameh Saidam.

Mohammad Saidam also listed his female cousin‘s death, alongside her children, without providing their identity, age, or the number of children.

A Facebook post by Ahmad ALameen provided the names of additional victims killed, civilians also described by Hussam Al-Dajni as “Abu Jihad’s children and wife”:
Nahil Ayesh Al-Dajani, Umm Jihad, wife of Abu Jihad. One source said she was still alive while others referred to her as with the term “martyr”, implying she was also killed in the strike. The children were named as: Alaa Iyad Al-Dajani, (Abu Jihad’s son), (D) Youssef Al-Dajani, (Abu Jihad’s son), Abdul Rahman Al-Dajani, (Abu Jihad’s son), Suhad Al-Dajani (already mentioned above, married to Sameh Saidam), Abu Jihad’s daughter.

A Facebook post from the brother of Umm Medhat, named Hussam Al-Dajni, also documented the following civilian killed in the same attack: Balsam Farouk Al-Nono (Dr. Saidam’s sister in law). Multiple social media users described additional family members killed: Nawal Abdullah Ahmed Abu Nada (16 years old), Ahmed Abdullah Ahmed Abu Nada (15 years old), Anas Abdullah Ahmed Abundi (12 years old), Mohammed Abdullah Ahmed Abondi (6 years old), and Samah Abu Nada (Saidam). According to a Facebook post published by Anadolu Agency, those killed were all part of the same family unit. On this point, the outlet described them as the wife and four children of “Palestinian doctor Abdullah Abu Nada.” Footage of Abdullah Abu Nada grieving publicly was widely shared in the days following this incident. One Facebook user, posting on October 17, captioned this footage “Dr. Abdullah Abu Nada receives his family as martyrs 4 days after their house was targeted.” Other local sources added that the family was under the rubble during those 4 days.

@dryouceff reported that the strike occurred at Dr. Saidam’s home, which was located near Al-Hidaya Mosque in Tal Al-Hawa. Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces.

*Airwars has provisionally reconciled these names to those published by the Palestinian Ministry of Health on October 26, 2023. IDs from the MoH document are listed alongside names, and ages provided by the MoH. For cases where ‘children’ are referred to without additional biographical detail, Airwars assumes a range of at least 2.

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 1:00 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (25)

Dr Medhat Mahmoud Saidam الطبيب مدحت محمود صيدم
47 years old male Al-Shifa hospital Dr killed Matched to MoH ID 901363275
Majda Al-Dajani Saidam (Umm Medhat) مجدة الذجاني صيدم
Adult female Medhat Mahmoud Saidam's mother killed
Ahmed Mahmoud Saidam احمد محمود صيدم
36 years old male Medhat's brother killed Matched to MoH ID 801823527
Shamah Ahmed شامة أحمد
32 years old female Ahmed Mahmoud Saidam's wife killed Matched to MoH ID 803297258
Abdul Rahman Ahmed Saidam عبدالرحمن اياد الدجاني
6 years old male Ahmed and Shamah's son killed Matched to MoH ID 438972358
Magda Ahmed Saidam مجدة الذجاني صيدم
11 years old female Ahmed and Shamah's daughter killed Matched to MoH ID 432322493
Maryam Ahmed Saidam مريم احمد صيدم
1 years old female Ahmed and Shamah's daughter killed Matched to MoH ID 444179576
Fatima Ahmed Saidam فاطمة احمد صيدم
9 years old female Ahmed and Shamah's daughter killed Matched to MoH ID 433542990
Sameh Mahmoud Saidam سامح محمود صيدم
32 years old male Medhat's brother killed Matched to MoH ID 802862342
Suhad Iyad Al-Dajani سهاد اياد الدجاني
29 years old female pregnant Sameh's wife, also Abu Jihad's daughter killed Matched to MoH ID 410102594
Sameh Saidam سامح صيدم
Child male Sameh and Suhad's son killed
Mira Sameh Saidam ميرة سامح صيدم
5 years old female Sameh and Suhad's daughter killed Matched to MoH ID 440822229
Mohammad Saidam's female cousin
Adult female killed
Mohammad Saidam's female cousin's child
Child killed
Mohammad Saidam's female cousin's second child
Child killed
Nahil Ayesh Al-Dajani, Umm Jihad ناهل عياش الدجاني ام جهاد
Adult female wife of Abu Jihad killed
Alaa Iyad Al-Dajani علاء إياد الدجني
25 years old male Abu Jihad's son killed Matched to MoH ID 403741143
Youssef Al-Dajani يوسف اياد الدجاني
20 years old male Abu Jihad's son killed Matched to MoH ID 408447670
Abdul Rahman Al-Dajani عبدالرحمن اياد الدجاني
20 years old male Abu Jihad's son killed Matched to MoH ID 408447688
Balsam Farouk Al-Nono بلسم فاروق النانو
34 years old female Medhi's sister-in-law killed Matched to MoH ID 801183567
Ahmed Abdullah Abu Nada أحمد عبد الله ابو ندى
15 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 425925625
Anas Abdullah Abu Nada انس عبد الله ابو ندى
12 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 430087015
Muhammad Abdullah Abu Nada محمد عبد الله ابو ندى
7 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 436876460
Nawal Abdullah Abu Nada نوال عبد الله ابو ندى
16 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 424656262
Samah Abu Nada (Saidam) سماح محمود ابوندى صيدم
Adult female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    24 – 31
  • (12 children7 women7 men2 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (45) [ collapse]

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    Source: @PalinfoAr
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    Source: MOH facebook
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    Source: MOH facebook
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    Source: Gredto
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    Source: Gredto
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    Source: Mohammed Saidam Facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Khalaf Facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Khalaf Facebook
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    Source: Dr. Shadi Subhi Awad facebook
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    Source: Dr. Shadi Subhi Awad facebook
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    Source: Dr. Shadi Subhi Awad facebook
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    Source: Dr. Shadi Subhi Awad facebook
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    Source: Dr. Ahmad Mokhalalati Facebook
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    Source: Dr. Ahmad Mokhalalati Facebook
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    Source: Dr. Ahmad Mokhalalati Facebook
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    Source: Dr. Ahmad Mokhalalati Facebook
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    Source: Dr. Ahmad Mokhalalati Facebook
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    Source: Saydam Family Facebook
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    Source: Anas Ahmad Facebook
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    Source: Ahmad ALameen facebook
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    Source: Ahmad ALameen facebook
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    Source: Ahmad ALameen facebook
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    Source: Ahmad ALameen facebook
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    Source: Ahmad ALameen facebook
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    Source: Ahmad ALameen facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Anwar facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Anwar facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Anwar facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Anwar facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Anwar facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Anwar facebook
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    Source: Ahmad Anwar facebook
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    Source: Hussam Al-Dajni Facebook
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    Source: Hussam Al-Dajni Facebook
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    Source: Hussam Al-Dajni Facebook
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    Source: Hussam Al-Dajni Facebook
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    Source: Hussam Al-Dajni Facebook
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    Source: Hussam Al-Dajni Facebook
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    Source: Hussam Al-Dajni Facebook
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Source: Hussam Al-Dajni Facebook
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Source: Hussam Al-Dajni Facebook
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Source: Hussam Al-Dajni Facebook
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    Source: Hussam Al-Dajni Facebook
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    Source: Iman majdalawi Facebook
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Hidaya mosque (مسجد الهداية), within the neighborhood of Tal Al Hawa (تل الهوا), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.503611, 34.426944. 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
    24 – 31
  • (12 children7 women7 men2 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0187

Incident date

October 13, 2023

Location

قرب دوار الكويت, Vicinity of Kuwait roundabout, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.479770, 34.442282 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 13th 2023, a male paramedic was injured by alleged Israeli airstrikes while rescuing other injured civilians near the Kuwait roundabout located in the Gaza Strip. Local sources reported that he died of his wounds either on October 14 or October 15.

He was identified by his relatives on social media as volunteer paramedic Ahmad Abdulrahman. His brother-in-law indicated that Ahmad Abdulrahman was married to “Umm Mohammed”.

Several local Tweets and Facebook posts quoted that the Ministry of Health said that Ahmad died on October 15, and Abo Fadi Sawafiri, Ahmad’s colleague, wrote on Facebook that the paramedic died of his injuries, “while trying to evacuate the injured near the old car market.”.

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:

Ahmad Abdulrahman احمد عبدالرحمن
Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man1 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

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    Source: Abo Fadi Sawafiri Facebook
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    Source: Abo Fadi Sawafiri Facebook
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    Source: Mos3ifon facebook
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    Source: Mos3ifon facebook
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    Source: Ahmad MQ

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Kuwait roundabout (دوار الكويت), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.479770, 34.442282. 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
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man1 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0126

Incident date

October 11, 2023

Location

قرب أبراج الكرامة, Vicinity of Al Karama Towers, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.544161, 34.466389 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 11, 2023, two civilians were reportedly killed and two paramedics injured when an ambulance evacuating injured people near to Al Karama Towers was struck by alleged Israeli strikes. Sources did not provide the names or identities of the victims.

A report published by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights claimed that a number of strikes had hit the Karama neighbourhood from Tuesday 10th October onwards. The strikes were allegedly attributed to the Israeli forces by @HAMADBANALI1 and Al Mezan report. Mezan’s report stated a large number of injured were still under the rubble while strikes continued.

Al-Mayadeen’s correspondent in Gaza reported the attack on the ambulance, as well as other news agencies such as Shehab and AJA Egypt.

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
    Healthcare facility
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Karama Towers (قرب أبراج الكرامة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.544161, 34.466389. 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
    Healthcare facility
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (6) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0102a

Incident date

October 11, 2023

Location

قرب أبراج الندى, Vicinity of Al Nada towers, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.549263, 34.525323 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 11, 2023, three male paramedics belonging to the Palestinian Red Crescent were killed while carrying out humanitarian work in the Al-Nada Towers vicinity area after the ambulance vehicle was directly hit by an alleged Israeli airstrike. The victims – Khalil Al-Sharif (28 years old), Ahmad Dahman (33 years old), and Yisri Al-Masri (58 years old) – were colleagues.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said in a statement that Israeli forces bombarded “an ambulance belonging to it in the Abraj al-Nada area in the North Gaza Governorate.” The ambulance was bombed while transporting injured people, according to the local source (Hilal Ahmar Falastini). However, local sources did not mention any other injured civilians from the strike.

According to Anadolu News, there was no immediate comment from Israeli officials on the targeting of the ambulance.

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

Further details are unknown.

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:

Khalil Al-Sharif خليل الشريف
28 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 400885497
Ahmad Dahman احمد دهمان
33 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 802668145
Yisri Al-Masri يسري المصري
58 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 927212183

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men3 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

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    Source: PRC Facebook
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    Source: PRC facebook
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    Source: PRC facebook
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    Source: PRC Facebook
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    Source: PRC Facebook
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    Source: PRC Facebook
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    Source: PRC Facebook
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    Source: Hilal Ahmar Facebook
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    Source: Hilal Ahmar Facebook
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    Source: Hilal Ahmar Facebook
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Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of the Al Nada towers (أبراج الندى) in the village of Izbat Beit Hanoun (عزبة بيت حانون). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 31.549263, 34.525323.

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    Imagery:
    Palestine Red Crescent society

  • Tagged visual material from sources

    Imagery:
    Palestine Red Crescent society

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
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3
  • (3 men3 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0102b

Incident date

October 11, 2023

Location

قرب معبر كارني, Vicinity of Karni crossing, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.475000, 34.478611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 11, 2023, a paramedic Hatem Awad (48 years old) was killed by an alleged Israeli bombing of the ambulance near Karni crossing, east of Gaza Governorate.

Nader AlBuhaisy wrote in his Facebook post that Hatem Awad died after a direct attack on the ambulance. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society specified that the paramedic was killed while “performing his humanitarian duty and after obtaining a green light to go to the location at the Karni crossing”, east of Gaza Governorate.

Safa Press reported that medical personnel at Al-Shifa Hospital performed funeral prayers for Hatem Awad after his death. His daughter, Lamees H Awad, shared a tearful testimony on Facebook: “Dad, it’s too soon”.

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

The further details of the incident are unknown.

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:

Hatem Awad حاتم عوض
48 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 900854118

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man1 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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
    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 (8) [ collapse]

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    Source: Nader AlBuhaisy Facebook
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    Source: Red Crescent Palestine Facebook
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    Source: Red Crescent Palestine Facebook
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    Source: Red Crescent Palestine Facebook
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    Source: Red Crescent Palestine Facebook
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Karni crossing (معبر كارني), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.475000, 34.478611. 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
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man1 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

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