Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0078

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

مصنع سرايو العوديه, Sarayo Alwadiya factory, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.476088, 34.469339 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 10th 2023, at least four firefighters were reportedly injured by an Israeli airstrike in an industrial zone located in the Gaza Strip whilst extinguishing fires in the area. The firefighters were reportedly extinguishing fires at a cleaning supplies factory.

A Facebook post from the Palestinian Civil Defense reports that the crew experienced various injuries. No further sources provide details on the injured. However, a Twitter post from user @Shebabagency identified injuries to four firefighters, whilst a Twitter post from @PalinfoAr outlined five injuries from the incident. Images and videos posted by local sources show damage to a fire engine.

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.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (5) [ 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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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Sarayo Alwadiya (سارايو العويديا) factory 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 Sarayo Alwadiya factory are: 31.476088, 34.469339.

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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–5
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0125

Incident date

October 10–11, 2023

Location

البريج, Bureij, Deir Al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.440597, 34.402669 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 10 at night or on October 11 at dawn, alleged Israeli strikes on civilian homes in Bureij refugee camp, near the Dabas Junction, in central Gaza, killed between 33 to 34 civilians, including at least 14 children*, eight women and 11 men.

Among the victims, local sources documented five entire family units allegedly killed in their homes. One female doctor was also among those reportedly killed in the attack. Some sources reported that her daughter was killed, while others reported that she was severely injured.

One social media account, which identified at least 30 civilians killed, indicated that “many martyrs” were still trapped under the rubble and that in the “massacre in Bureij Camp entire families have been erased from the civil registry*”. No estimations of the total number of injured civilians were provided by local sources.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces. The Ministry of Health in Gaza stated that the strikes were conducted on October 10 at night, while other sources reported the attack at dawn on October 11.

Sources reported that several members of eight different family units were killed in the incident. At least five entire family units – including at least a father, mother, and their children – were reported killed. They are identified below:

1-“Mohamed Bassam El-Sherbiny“, owner of El-Sherbiny library “The dear moon” (“Al-Qamar Al-Ghali”), his wife, and his children “Hassan” and “Rama“. Sources did not provide the name of Mohamed’s wife, nor the age of the victims.
2-Ahmed Bassam El-Sherbiny, his wife and children. Sources did not provide the name of Ahmed’s wife or his children, nor the number of children, nor the age of the victims.
3-Youssef Bassam El-Sherbiny, his wife and children. Sources did not provide the name of Youssef’s wife or his children, nor the age of the victims.
4-Abu Alaa Hussein, his wife and children. Sources did not provide the name of Alaa’s wife or his children, nor the age of the victims.
5-
One local social media account documented the death of eight members of the same family unit, among which six children, all reportedly killed in the strikes that hit civilian houses in the refugee camp, including one man named Ashraf Muhammad Daabes “Abu Dia”, and his children. Ashraf’s cousin on Facebook identified Ashraf’s sons as Diaa Ashraf Daabes, Ahmed Ashraf Daabes, and Muhammad Ashraf Daabes but did not indicate their age. Other sources said that Ashraf’s wife was also killed in the blast, without providing her name. Ashraf’s cousin also added that the three children of his other cousin Ayman Daabes “Abu Ahmed” were also killed at dawn after his aunt “Um Talaat Daabes” house was allegedly targeted by Israeli bombing and the civilians were at home. He identified the children killed as Ahmed Ayman Daabes, Muhammad Ayman Daabes, and Bakr Ayman Daabes. No information on the age of these victims could be found.

Local reporting also added that a man called Bassam El-Sherbiny “Abu Mohamad”  and his wife, whose name was not provided, were also killed. One local source specified Bassam’s body was recovered from “the Bureij massacre”. It is possible that Bassam El-Sherbiny Abu Mohamad could be Mohamad Bassam Al-Sherbiny’s father, though sources did not explicitly specify that they were related.

The Gaza Ministry of Health (MoH) announced the death of their colleague Dr. Cyrine Mohammad Al-Attar. She was described by Jordan Hospital Facebook Page (Al-Urdun Hospital) as ” a graduate of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics” there, “as part of the ongoing medical training and education program at the hospital.” Dr Osaid Alser, on Twitter, who described Cyrine as his “former OBGYN attending during med school”, said “the loss is huge”, adding that she was sleeping in her home when her house was bombed. One Facebook source commented her death saying “May God have mercy on you, Dr. Cyrine Al-Attar, and on all our martyrs in this brutal war on our people in Gaza.” MoH and Al-Urdun Hospital also announced that Cyrine’s daughter was killed in the same attackbut another source, Dr Sameer Abu Samra on Facebook, said that the daughter was “severely injured”. The same source added “I offer my condolences to my friend and colleague Dr. Wajdi Jarbou for the martyrdom of his wife and colleague Dr. Cyrine Al-Attar”. Cyrine’s daughter’s name or age was not provided by sources.

A man identified as Youssef Ramadan and his wife were also reportedly killed. The name of Youssef’s wife was not provided by sources.

The other civilians killed were identified as:
Ahmed Mayouf
Mohamed Ramadan
Ahmed Ramadan
Ramadan Ramadan
Local sources initially reported that six civilians were killed in the bombing of the “Ramadan”‘s home and its surrounding, while another one affirmed that ten bodies of “martyrs” were discovered in that area. It was unclear from the sources whether Yousser Ramadan, Mohamad Ramadan, Ahmed Ramadan and Ramadan Ramadan were related.

*Though Airwars was unable to find the exact age of the children mentioned, we have assumed that all references to the family’s children are of those under the age of 18 given related images of young children. When sources reported that “children” of one family unit were killed, without indicating how many children, Airwars estimated the number of children killed as “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 local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (4)

Mohamed Bassam El-Sherbiny محمد بسام الشربيني
Adult male killed
Mohamed Bassam El-Sherbiny's wife
Adult female killed
Hassan حسن
Child male Mohamed's son killed
Rama راما
Child female Mohamed's daughter killed

Family members (4)

Ahmed Bassam El-Sherbiny احمد بسام الشربيني
Adult male killed
Ahmed Bassam El-Sherbiny's wife
Adult female killed
Ahmed Bassam El-Sherbiny's first child
Child killed
Ahmed Bassam El-Sherbiny's second child
Child killed

Family members (4)

Youssef Bassam El-Sherbiny يوسف بسام الشربيني
Adult male killed
Youssef Bassam El-Sherbiny's wife
Adult female killed
Youssef Bassam El-Sherbiny's first child
Child killed
Youssef Bassam El-Sherbiny's second child
Child killed

Family members (8)

Ashraf Muhammad Daabes “Abu Dia” أشرف محمد دعابس
Adult male killed
Ashraf Muhammad Daabes “Abu Dia”'s wife زوجة أشرف دعابس
Adult female killed
Diaa Ashraf Daabes ضياء أشرف دعابس
Child male Ashraf Muhammad Daabes “Abu Dia”'s first child killed
Muhammad Ashraf Daabes محمد اشرف دعابس
Child male Ashraf Muhammad Daabes “Abu Dia”'s second child killed
Ahmed Ashraf Daabes احمد اشرف دعابس
Child male Ashraf Muhammad Daabes “Abu Dia”'s third child killed
Ahmed Ayman Daabes احمد ايمن دعابس
Child male Ayman Daabes “Abu Ahmed's first son - Ayman Daabes “Abu Ahmed is a cousin of Ashraf Muhammad Daabes “Abu Dia killed
Muhammad Ayman Daabes محمد ايمن دعابس
Child male Ayman Daabes “Abu Ahmed's second son killed
Bakr Ayman Daabes بكر ايمن دعابس
Child male Ayman Daabes “Abu Ahmed's third son killed

Family members (4)

Abu Alaa Hussein ابو علاء حسين
Adult male killed
Abu Alaa Hussein's wife
Adult female killed
Abu Alaa Hussein's first child
Child killed
Abu Alaa Hussein's second child
Child killed

Family members (2)

Dr. Cyrine Al-Attar الطبيبة سيريت عطار
Adult female killed
Dr. Cyrine Al-Attar's daughter
Child female unclear if she was injured or killed killed

Family members (2)

Youssef Ramadan يوسف رمضان
Adult male killed
Youssef Ramadan's wife
Adult female killed

Family members (2)

Bassam El-Sherbiny, Abu Muhammad بسام الشربيني ابو محمد
Adult male killed
Bassam El-Sherbiny, Abu Muhammad 's wife
Adult female killed

The victims were named as:

Ahmed Mayouf احمد معيوف
Adult male killed
Mohamed Ramadan محمد رمضان
Adult male killed
Ahmed Ramadan احمد رمضان
Adult male killed
Ramadan Ramadan رمضان رمضان
Adult male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    33 – 34
  • (14–15 children8 women11 men1 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 (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (19) [ collapse]

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    Source: Bureij Facebook
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    Source: Kawkabuna Facebook
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    Source: Kawkabuna Facebook
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    Source: Kawkabuna Facebook
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    Source: Kawkabuna Facebook
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    Source: Kawkabuna Facebook
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    Source: Kawkabuna Facebook
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    Source: Kawkabuna Facebook
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    Source: Reem Reem Facebook
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    Source: Reem Reem Facebook
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    Source: Reem Reem Facebook
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    Source: Eyad Barood Facebook
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    Source: Eyad Barood Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Daabes Facebook
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    Source: Mohammed Daabes Facebook
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    Source: Sbahe Shereen FacebookDr. Saad Draiba was not killed on the 11th
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    Source: Sbahe Shereen Facebook
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    Source: Al-Urdun Hospital facebook
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    Source: Buraij Facebook

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the town of Bureij (البريج). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 31.440597, 34.402669.

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  • Imagery:
    Guardian News

Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    33 – 34
  • (14–15 children8 women11 men1 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 (20) [ 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
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    Source: Abu Amsha Family Link
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    Source: Al.marouf.gaza

Geolocation notes

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

Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Marketplace, Religious Institution, School
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2 – 3
  • (1 woman1 man)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Food,Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0044

Incident date

October 9, 2023

Location

محيط إحدى مدارس الأونروا, Vicinity of an UNWRA-led school, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.532108, 34.498500 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 9, 2023, an alleged Israeli airstrike on/near a market in Jabalia refugee camp resulted in between 50 and 69 civilians killed, including at least 15 children and six women, and “hundreds” of wounded.

A tweet from Al Jazeera Mubasher News (@ajmubasher) reported that “at least 50 were killed in a new Israeli bombardment that targeted a densely populated residential neighborhood” with dozens of missiles. Multiple sources refer to the incident as a massacre and describe it “as if an earthquake occurred here.” Ilyass elmaliki news posted on Facebook that the home of “Abu Ashkian” was bombed and the result was “dozens” of killed and “hundreds” of wounded. Defense for Children International (DCI) reported that 15 children were among those killed in Jabalia, with a note that the number of children killed was expected to rise to 17 after verification of two additional young victims.

An Amnesty International report included details that at around 10:30am, Israeli airstrikes hit a market in Jabalia refugee camp, killing at least 69 people. Amnesty referred to the market as “one of the busiest commercial areas in northern Gaza” and added that the market was busier than usual because of people fleeing their homes after being told to by the Israeli military.

Amnesty said that the Israeli military reported they were targeting “a mosque in which Hamas members had been present” but no mosque was found in the immediate vicinity of the market. The Israeli military reported on the same day targeting an “an Islamic Jihad command center located inside a mosque,” though it did not state where it was.

A post from HedeebRadwan9 named Youssef Rabaa as among those killed, and Ansam Ahmed identified Youssef as their cousin, adding that their nephew Muhammad Fares Rabaa and his brother Yazan Fares Rabaa (eight years old) were also killed (all seem to be children in images). Naeem Karama posted that their brother Ahmed Karim Al-Kafarna, their uncle Jihad Adnan Al-Kafarna, their cousin and sister’s husband Muhammad Iyad Al-Kafarna, their cousin Anas Iyad Al-Kafarna, and their cousin Muhammad Mahmoud Al-Kafarna were also killed. Al Kurdi family in Gaza posted that Thaer Talal Ramadan Murad Al-Kurdi and Ezzedine Yasser Ramadan Murad Al-Kurdi were both killed, and both were referred to as the sons of Murad Al-Kurdi. Kamal Abo Mohammed named “the struggling and friendly brother” Mahmoud Al-Sidawi as killed. Hasan louqa identified Mohammed Khalid as killed and Abo Khaled Al Lino identified their cousin Ahmed Moein Wahdan as killed.

Classmate and friend @KhaderA7med reported that Doctor Saed Maher Darabiya was killed in the Jabalia “massacre,” describing him as gentle and close to people. The Ministry of Health of Gaza also posted a statement mourning Doctor Saed and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Youssef Abu Al-Rish performed the funeral prayer for Doctor Saed at Al-Shifa Hospital.

A Facebook post from Ahmad Idris Aouda reported that Mustafa Salah Abu Shakyan, a master’s student in the “Noble Hadith and its Sciences at the Faculty of Fundamentals of Religion,” was also killed. Inas Khalil posted that their friend Aisha Hameed (Abu Shakyan) and her daughters were killed. Mahmoud Abu Alfahem posted that Islam Salah Abu Shakyan and her children Anas Nasser Abu Al-Fahm (four years old) and Layan Nasser Abu Al-Fahm (eight years old) were also killed. Amani Rayan posted that their sixth grade teacher Mr. Ibrahim Al-Tatri Abu Muhammad was among those killed. Hasan Adel posted that their aunt Etaf Abu Shakyan (Umm Abdullah), her children, her children’s wives, and her grandchildren were all killed.

Mohammed Shehab’s uncle Mustafa Hussein Abu Al-Eish and his sons Ahmed and Abdullah (14 years old) were killed, according to their Facebook post. Abo Khaled Al Lenoi posted that their cousin Daoud Sami Wahdan, who was an only child, was killed. Wasem Musleh identified their cousin Khaled Musleh as one of those killed.

A post by Wael Qatash stated that their wife’s cousin Alaa Atta Al-Sheikh was killed, along with “her children, her husband, her aunt, her children, her husband, and their wives, since there is no one left of the family.” Walaa Al Sheikh, brother of Alaa, provided additional details of her husband Abdullah Abu Ashkian, and their three daughters, Jannah (10 years old), Joudi, and Jouri (five years old). DCI-Palestine identified cousins of the three daughters Maria Huthaifa Salah Abu Shukian (three years old), and Retal Bilal Salah Abu Shukian (seven years old) as also killed. The brother of Alaa also identified his aunt Umm Abdullah, her children, and her son’s wives as among those killed.

Mahmoud Sadat identified their cousins Muhammad Nabil Saadat and Ismail Nabil Saadat as among those killed. Google Market International Trade Company posted a statement mourning the death of Tariq Hajjaj, indicating that he was an employee.

Um Asil Qadourah posted on Facebook that their sister’s husband Thaer Saadi Abu Odeh and his son Ali Thaer Saadi Abu Odeh (a child) were killed, and that there was no trace of the son’s body following the attack. A post from ِthe Abo Odah family in Beit Hanoun added that Hudhayfah Arif Ali Abdulaziz Abu Odeh, Anas Ahmed Abdel Aziz Abu Odeh, and the child Muhammad Anas Musa Sheikh Abdullah Abu Odeh (nine years old) were also killed.

Majed Okasha identified the members of the Al-Zwaidi family who were killed, describing it as a “massacre”: Adham Amin Muhammad Al-Zwaidi (father, 55 years old), Hussein Al-Zwaidi (mother, 51 years old), Muhammad Adham Amin Al-Zwaidi (33 years old), Mr. Imad Adham Amin Al-Zwaidi (28 years old), Amin Adham Amin Al-Zwaidi (17 years old), Hussein Adham Amin Al-Zwaidi (13 years old), Ghadeer Adham Amin Al-Zwaidi.

A post from Medoo Samer mourned the death of Yasmine Muhammad Abu Shouqfa (Umm Qais), her husband Naeem Abdel Fattah Rashid Atallah, and their son Karem Atallah. Abo Shouqfa family on Facebook identified Bashir Rafiq Abu Shouqfa as among the killed (unclear if related to Yasmine).

A post from Ibrahim Adwan reported that his cousin Yahya Murshid Adwan, who had got married a few weeks prior, and his other cousin Imad Murshid Adwan were both killed, as well as the young man Muhammad Waked Adwan. A Facebook post from Mhmwd Abo Qaseem Edwan included a list of residents of Jabalia killed, which included many mentioned above as well as Fahima Jamil Ibrahim Al-Afifi, Muhammad Youssef Ayesh Hamad (17 years old), Hassan Yacoub Al-Kafarna, Imad Ziyad Hamad (19 years old), Ahmed Musa Daraj, Moaz Abdel Qader Daraj.

Amnesty International reported that Imad Ziyad Hamad was killed while he was on his way to buy bread and mattresses for his family. According to his father Ziyad Hamad, the family had left their home in Beit Hanlon after receiving a warning from the Israeli army and had walked almost five kilometers to a UNRWA-run school in Jabalia camp. When Ziyad arrived at the morgue for his son’s body, “The bodies were burned, I was scared of looking. I didn’t want to look, I was scared of looking at Imad’s face. The bodies were scattered on the floor. Everyone was looking for their children in these piles. I recognized my son only by his trousers. I wanted to bury him immediately, so I carried my son and got him out. I carried him.” Ziyad later told Amnesty “What did I do to deserve this? To lose my son, to lose my house, to sleep on the floor of a classroom? My children are wetting themselves, of panic, of fear, of cold. We have nothing to do with this. What fault did we commit? I raised my child, my entire life, for what? To see him die while buying bread.”

DCI-Palestinian identified the names of additional children killed in the incident: Diab Mohammad Diab Abu Baid, six years old; Yousef Sameer Ramadan Al-Athamneh, 10 years old; Mohammad Imad Ebrek Al-Amouri, nine years old; Mohammad Bajes Hassan Al-Khaldi, 11 years old.

Images posted by Shaymaa Abo Shkyan show four children who were reportedly killed. Muahammed Ali via Facebook identified their cousins from the Abu Shakyan family who were killed, and the images include four men and three young girls.

Amnesty International reviewed videos of the aftermath and satellite imagery and concluded that at least three multi-story buildings were completely destroyed and surrounding structures were heavily damaged, as well as multiple deceased bodies still under the rubble.

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

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The incident occured at approximately 10:30 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (6)

Ahmed Karim Al-Kafarna أحمد كريم الكفارنة
32 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 802893594
Jihad Adnan Al-Kafarna جهاد عدنان الكفارنة
33 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 802761213
Muhammad Iyad Al-Kafarna محمد أياد الكفارنة
28 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 400744496
Anas Iyad Al-Kafarna انس اياد الكفارنة
22 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 407744085
Muhammad Mahmoud Al-Kafarna محمد محمود الكفارنة
30 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 804323715
Hassan Yacoub Al-Kafarna
40 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 800018947

Family members (6)

Thaer Talal Ramadan Murad Al-Kurdi ثائر طلال رمضان مراد الكردي
35 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 801873886
Ezzedine Yasser Ramadan Murad Al-Kurdi عزالدين ياسر رمضان مراد الكردي
28 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 400684502
Hudhayfah Arif Ali Abdulaziz Abu Odeh حذيفة عارف علي عبدالعزيز ابو عودة
female killed
Anas Ahmed Abdel Aziz Abu Odeh انس احمد عبد العزيز ابو عوده
38 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 801326711
Ali Thaer Saadi Abu Ouda علي ثائر سعدي ابوعودة
Child male killed
Muhammad Anas Musa Sheikh Abdullah Abu Odeh محمد انس موسى الشيخ عبدالله ابوعودة
9 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 432974483

Family members (3)

Youssef Rabaa يوسف رابعة
26 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 402989495
Yazan Fares Rabaa يزن فارس محمد رابعة
8 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 436028476
Muhammad Fares Rabaa محمد فارس رابعة
male killed

Family members (4)

Yasmine Muhammad Abu Shouqfa (Umm Qais) زوجة نعيم, ياسمين أبو شقفة
37 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 801362740
Naeem Abdel Fattah Rashid Atallah نعيم عبدالفتاح عطاالله
31 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 803459833
Karem Atallah ابن نعيم, كرم عطاالله
Age unknown male Son of Naeem and Yasmine killed
Bashir Rafiq Abu Shouqfa بشير أبو شقفة
32 years old male Unclear if related killed Matched to MoH ID 802919514

Family members (13)

Abdullah Abu Ashkian
33 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 802646414
Alaa Atta Al-Sheikh
30 years old female wife of Abdullah killed Matched to MoH ID 804395135
Janna Abu Ashkian جنة أبو اشكيان
10 years old female daughter of Abdullah and Alaa killed Matched to MoH ID 433810702
Jouri Abu Ashkian جوري أبو اشكيان
5 years old female daughter of Abdullah and Alaa killed Matched to MoH ID 439110156
Joudi Abu Ashkian جودي أبو أشكيان
female daughter of Abdullah and Alaa killed
Maria Huthaifa Salah Abu Shukian ماريا حذيفة صالح أبو اشكيان
3 years old female cousin of three daughters killed
Retal Bilal Salah Abu Shukian ريتال بلال صالح أبو اشكيان
7 years old male cousin of three daughters killed Matched to MoH ID 437303555
Mustafa Salah Abu Ashkian مصطفى صلاح أبو اشكيان
25 years old male unclear if related to above killed Matched to MoH ID 404129926
Aisha Hameed (Abu Shukian) عائشة حميد أبو اشكيان
female killed
Islam Salah Abu Shukian اسلام صلاح أبو شيكان
36 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 801801341
Anas Nasser Abu Al-Fahm أنس ناصر أبو الفحم
4 or 5 years old male Son of Islam killed Matched to MoH ID 441132321
Layan Nasser Abu Al-Fahm أنس ناصر أبو الفحم
8 years old female Daughter of Islam killed Matched to MoH ID 435986211
Etaf Abu Ashkian عطاف أبو اشكيان
female killed

Family members (3)

Mustafa Hussein Abu Al-Eish مصطفى أبو العيش
male killed Matched to MoH ID 902241090
Ahmad Abu Al Eish أحمد أبو العيش
21 years old male Son of Mustafa killed Matched to MoH ID 408523876
Abdullah Abu Al Eish عبدالله أبو العيش
14 years old male Son of Mustafa killed Matched to MoH ID 427437363

Family members (7)

Adham Amin Muhammad Al-Zwaidi دهم امين محمد الزويدي
55 years old male killed
Hussein Al-Zwaidi جملات حسين الزويدي
51 years old female killed
Muhammad Adham Amin Al-Zwaidi محمد ادهم امين الزويدي
33 years old male killed
Mr. Imad Adham Amin Al-Zwaidi عماد ادهم امين الزويدي
28 years old male killed
Amin Adham Amin Al-Zwaidi امين ادهم امين الزويدي
17 years old male killed
Hussein Adham Amin Al-Zwaidi حسين ادهم امين الزويدي
13 years old male killed
Ghadeer Adham Amin Al-Zwaidi غدير ادهم امين الزويدي
years old male killed

Family members (2)

Muhammad Nabil Saadat محمد نبيل سعدات
30 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 804344802
Ismail Nabil Saadat اسماعيل نبيل سعدات
male killed

Family members (3)

Yahya Murshid Adwan يحي مرشد عدوان
male killed
Imad Murshid ماد مرشد عدوان
29 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 400247151
Muhammad Waked Adwan محمد واكد عدوان
32 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 803391580

The victims were named as:

Doctor Saed Darabeya الطبيب سائد درابية
Adult male killed
Tariq Hajjaj طارق حجاج
38 years old male Employee of Google Market International Trade Company killed Matched to MoH ID 800532095
Mahmoud Al-Sidawi محمود الصيداوي
41 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 931531834
Mohammed Khalid محمد خالد
Age unknown male killed
Ahmed Moein Wahdan أحمد معين وهدان
26 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 403116544
Mr. Ibrahim Al-Tatri Abu Muhammad ابراهيم التتري
Age unknown male killed
Daoud Sami Wahdan داود سامي وهدان
22 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 406124693
Khaled Musleh خالد مصلح
Age unknown male killed
Diab Mohammad Diab Abu Baid دباب محمد دياب ابو البيض
6 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 438300147
Ahmed Musa Daraj أحمد موسى درج
Age unknown male killed
Moaz Abdel Qader Daraj معاذ عبد القادر درج
Age unknown male killed
Yousef Sameer Ramadan Al-Athamneh يوسف سمير رمضان
10 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 433993904
Mohammad Imad Ebrek Al-Amouri محمد عماد العموري
9 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 435032669
Mohammad Bajes Hassan Al-Khaldi
11 years old male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp, Marketplace
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    50 – 69
  • (15–17 children6 women14 men1 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    100–200
  • 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,Food,Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (84) [ collapse]

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    Source: HedeebRadwan91
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    Source: Naeem Karama
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    Source: Naeem Karama
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    Source: Naeem Karama
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    Source: Naeem Karama
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    Source: Naeem Karama
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    Source: Al Kurdi family in Gaza
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    Source: Al Kurdi family in Gaza
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    Source: Kamal Abo Mohammed
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    Source: Hasan louqa
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    Source: Abo Khaled Al Lino
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    Source: Shaymaa Abo Shkyan
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    Source: Shaymaa Abo Shkyan
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    Source: Shaymaa Abo Shkyan
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    Source: Shaymaa Abo Shkyan
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    Source: Ahmad Idris Aouda
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    Source: Muahammed ali
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    Source: Muahammed ali
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    Source: Muahammed ali
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    Source: Muahammed ali
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    Source: Muahammed ali
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    Source: Muahammed ali
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    Source: Muahammed ali
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    Source: Amani Rayan
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    Source: Abo Khaled Al Lenoi
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    Source: @Wasem Musleh
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    Source: Ansam Ahmed
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    Source: Um Asil Qadourah
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    Source: Nidal Abo Ismail
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    Source: Nidal Abo Ismail
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    Source: ِAbo Odah family in Beit Hanoun
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    Source: ِAbo Odah family in Beit Hanoun
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    Source: ِAbo Odah family in Beit Hanoun
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    Source: ِAbo Odah family in Beit Hanoun
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    Source: Mahmoud Sadat
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    Source: Mahmoud Sadat
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    Source: Ibrahim Adwan
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    Source: Ibrahim Adwan
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    Source: Ibrahim Adwan
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    Source: Ahmad Abo Salman
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    Source: North Gaza
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    Source: North Gaza
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    Source: North Gaza
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    Source: North Gaza
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    Source: North Gaza
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    Source: North Gaza
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    Source: North Gaza
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    Source: North Gaza
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    Source: Google market
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    Source: Google market
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    Source: Google market
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    Source: @KhaderA7med
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    Source: Abo Shouqfa family
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    Source: Quds facebook
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    Source: Quds facebook
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    Source: Quds facebook
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    Source: Gaza police facebook
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    Source: Gaza police facebook
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    Source: Gaza police facebook
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    Source: Gaza police facebook
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    Source: Gaza police facebook
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    Source: Gaza police facebook
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    Source: Walaa ALsheikh facebook
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    Source: Walaa ALsheikh facebook
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    Source: Walaa ALsheikh facebook
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    Source: Walaa ALsheikh facebook
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    Source: MoH Gaza
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    Source: Amnesty International Report
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Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of an UNWRA-led school (مدرسة الأونروا) in Jabalia (جباليا). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 31.532108, 34.498500.  

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Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Israeli Military

Amnesty International reported: According to the Israeli military, they were targeting “a mosque in which Hamas members had been present”

IDF Live Summary for the corresponding day and time mentioning a mosque, though without location:

12:34

The IDF is continuing to strike terrorist targets in Gaza; A number of significant strategic centers were struck earlier this morning, including a weapons compound and an entry point to an underground attack tunnel, an Islamic Jihad command center located inside a mosque and a Hamas command center.

IDF video footage released for that day and time:

https://x.com/IDF/status/1711389912996384989?s=20

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp, Marketplace
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    50 – 69
  • (15–17 children6 women14 men1 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    100–200
  • 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,Food,Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (84) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0070

Incident date

October 9, 2023

Location

قرب دوار الترنس, Vicinity of Al Trans roundabout, Jabalia, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.531667, 34.498056 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 9th 2023, ambulance driver Khaled Issa was allegedly injured, and one local source added that crew members were allegedly killed, after Israeli aircrafts reportedly hit three ambulances at Naser al Trans roundabout, Jabalya, in the Gaza strip.

Multiple sources corroborated that there were three ambulances struck in the attack and that they were carrying wounded people. Al Jazeera showed a video where the driver of an ambulance named Khaled Issa had been injured and fell to the ground. One source, Alarabiya News, quoted the Executive Director of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, Bashar Murad who explained how the crew of the three ambulances had been killed. He explained that this added to the 120,000 people in shelters in need of urgent assistance.

While Khaled Issa was the only named casualty, Jordan News Agency mentioned that “wounded people were seen at the scene” and Alarabiya News and Alghad News both mentioned killed without giving additional details.

According to Jordan News Agency, sources explained that the strike was carried out by an Israeli aircraft.

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:

Khaled Issa خالد عيسى
Adult male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • 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 (1) [ collapse]

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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of the Al Trans roundabout (دوار الترنس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.531667, 34.498056. 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
  • (2 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • 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

ISPT0059

Incident date

October 9, 2023

Location

قرب مجمع البدرساوي التجاري, Vicinity of Al Badrasawi commercial complex, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.523311, 34.445127 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the October 9th 2023, the Al-Badrasawi Tower, a prominent structure in the Al-Shifa region of Gaza City close to Al-Shifa hospital, was allegedly hit by an Israeli airstrike, resulting in an unknown number of injuries. Reports indicate that this incident occurred in the evening.

Seba Jaafarawi stated on social media about the incident “Al-Badarsawi building next to Al-Shifa Hospital. My family’s house next to the building, thank God, they came out fine. O Lord, don’t hurt our hearts for our loved ones.” Another source, Anas Alnajjar added that the office of his company Wade Media was also struck.

@ShehabAgency reported about “injuries as a result of targeting a group of citizens” but it is unknown how many injuries.

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.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Anas Alnajjar facebook
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    Source: Aida mohammed facebook
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    Source: Seba Jafwari facebook
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    Source: Seba Jafwari facebook
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Badrasawi commercial complex (مجمع البدرساوي التجاري) in Gaza city (غزة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.523311, 34.445127. 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
    Unknown
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0075a

Incident date

October 9, 2023

Location

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

Geolocation

31.323183, 34.344076 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 9th, five Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) paramedics sustained minor injuries after an alleged Israeli strike hit close to PRCS ambulances in Abasan, Khan Younis. PRCS reported that the paramedics were harmed by Israeli bombing while they were working to treat injured civilians following former strikes on two civilian homes, after PRCS received a “distress call”. The same source alleged that the attack led to “direct and severe damage to the vehicles, forcing the crew to safely withdraw to a distance of more than 100 metres”.

Several local sources said that five paramedics were “slightly injured” while PRCS claimed that the staff members were taken by another ambulance to Nasser hospital to be checked and all of them were “in good health” condition.  PRCS’s publication on Facebook stated that “targeting ambulances, hospitals, and medical teams is considered a serious violation of International Humanitarian Law”.

Only one source, PRCS, attributed the strike to the Israeli forces. The same source reported the attack at 23:52. Details about the identity of the paramedics injured were not available.

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 23:52:00 local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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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Media
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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: 31.323183, 34.344076. 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
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (10) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0056

Incident date

October 9, 2023

Location

بيت لاهيا, Beit Lahiya, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.551277, 34.509233 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the evening of October 9th, 2023, up to 15 members of the al-Madhoun family, including two women and eleven children, were killed as a result of an alleged Israeli airstrike on the al-Madhoun family home located behind the Golden Hall in the Americana area west to the town of Beit Lahyia in the northern Gaza Strip. According to the Defense for Children Palestine (DCI Palestine) report, the attack on the two-story family house happened without a prior warning.

Initially the family members and “Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” correspondent reported about 14 people killed. “The entire family was removed from the civil registry and registered with the Immortals” wrote their relative Fayeq al-Madhoun on Facebook. A family member Ahmad al-Madhoun wrote on the social media platform “X” to confirm the death of the 14 members of the al-Madhoun family, posting the picture of the rubble which used to be the family house. He wrote: “14 members of my family were martyred in a massacre and direct bombing of the Al-Madhoun family home in the Sudaniya area, including children and women!”.

Later, local news agencies Shehab Agency, Wafa News, Daqiqa News reported that the Israeli military bombed the home of the two brothers Dr. Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun and Dr. Ahmed Akram Rahim al-Madhoun, subsequently leading to their death and the death of 13 other family members of the al-Madhoun family, including Muhammad’s wife and six children and Ahmed’s wife and five children. The brothers’ cousin Abu Habib shared testimony on Facebook posting the pictures of the two brothers who lost their lives in the attack.

The following day, on October 10th, a family member Abu Mohammed Madhoun confirmed on Facebook that the six children of Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun killed in the airstrike were: Fatima Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun (female, child, 7), Amani Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun (female, child, 4), Mahmoud Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun (male, child, 9), Akram Muhammad Abdel Rahim al-Madhoun (male, child, 10), Karam Muhammad Abdel Rahim al-Madhoun (male, child 3), Watan Muhammad Abdel Rahim al-Madhoun (male, child, 1), alongside Amal Mahmoud Zayed al-Zaanin (al-Madhoun) (female, 39 years old) – likely to be Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun’s wife. The source added that specialised teams continued to search for the remaining members of the family under the rubble of their home.

Sources on the ground told correspondents for the Palestinian News Agency ‘Wafa’ that the brothers’ father Akram Musa Al-Madhoun, their mother and two brothers were killed by an alleged Israeli bombing of the neigbouring house during the 2021 Israeli campaign in the Gaza Strip. However, their relative Douha Madhoon wrote on Facebook that in fact their father, their younger brother Abdullah, and Muhammad’s first wife were killed at that time, while their mother had died of cancer years ago.

The deaths of so many members of the al-Madhoun family was reported on by relatives across the globe. In Australia, a family relative Hadeel al-Madhoun spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald to tell the story of her father learning of the loss of life of at least 14 family members through an Al Jazeera report. “A 78-year old Mousa al-Madhoun was sitting in the loungeroom of his Mickleham home, in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, watching Al Jazeera, when a reporter announced an Israeli missile had destroyed the Al-Madhoun family compound in Beit Lahia, an area in the northern part of the territory, killing 14 people. He dropped the cup of coffee he was holding, stared at the screen and started crying”, she told Sydney Morning Herald.. The brothers who owned the house were Mousa’s cousins. Hadeel Al-Madhoun told the Australian reporters that she had lost at least 33 family members in Gaza since the Israeli bombardment began. “I don’t think the world is really seeing what is happening,” she added.

A Palestinian American Hani Almadhoun who lives in Virginia learned Monday morning from a Telegram chat that an Israeli airstrike killed at least 14 members of his family, including five children and elderly relatives. “Death comes very fast,” Almadhoun told HuffPost. “We don’t get any solidarity.” Before he hadn’t been able to reach his family in Gaza for the last four days.

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 (15)

Ahmed Akram Rahim al-Madhoun احمد عبدالرحيم المدهون
Adult male killed
Ahmed Akram Rahim al-Madhoun's child
Child killed
Ahmed Akram Rahim al-Madhoun's child
Child killed
Ahmed Akram Rahim al-Madhoun's child
Child killed
Ahmed Akram Rahim al-Madhoun's child
Child killed
Ahmed Akram Rahim al-Madhoun's child
Child killed
Ahmed Akram Rahim al-Madhoun's wife
Adult female killed
Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun محمد عبد الرحيم المدهون
Adult male killed
Fatima Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun فاطمة محمود عبدالرحيم مدهون
7 years old female Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun's child killed Matched to MoH ID 437271125
Amani Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun اماني محمد عبدالرحيم مدهون
4 years old female Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun's child killed Matched to MoH ID 443264015
Mahmoud Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun محمود محمد عبدالرحيم مدهون
9 years old male Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun's child killed Matched to MoH ID 435199542
Akram Muhammad Abdel Rahim al-Madhoun اكرم محمد عبدالرحيم المدهون
10 years old male Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun's child killed Matched to MoH ID 433562261
Karam Muhammad Abdel Rahim al-Madhoun كرم محمد عبدالرحيم مدهون
3 years old male Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun's child killed Matched to MoH ID 445519606
Watan Muhammad Abdel Rahim al-Madhoun وطن محمود عبدالرحيم مدهون
1 years old male Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun's child killed Matched to MoH ID 444362024
Amal Mahmoud Zayed al-Zaanin (al-Madhoun) امل محمود زايد الزين المدهون
39 years old female likely to be Muhammad Abd al-Rahim al-Madhoun's wife killed Matched to MoH ID 800343642

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15
  • (11 children1–2 women2 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 (25) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Abu Mohammed Madhoon facebook
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    Source: Ahmad
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    Source: Hamza Madhoun facebook
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    Source: Abu Habib facebook
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    Source: Abu Habib facebook
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    Source: Fayeq al madhoun facebook
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    Source: Almadhoun facebook
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    Source: Almadhoun facebook
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    Source: Almadhoun facebook
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    Source: Almadhoun facebook
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in the Americana (الأمريكي) area, allegedly located west of Beit Lahiya (بيت لاهيا). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Beit Lahiya are: 31.551277, 34.509233

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
    15
  • (11 children1–2 women2 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 (25) [ collapse]