Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT110124b

Incident date

January 11, 2024

Location

خانيونس, a residential house in vicinity of the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis, Khan Yunis governorate, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

Shortly before 12:34 PM on Thursday, January 11th, 2024, up to two Palestinian Civil Defense crew members were reportedly injured in an alleged ‘double tap’ Israeli airstrike on the civil defense crews and paramedics while they were trying to rescue injured people who were trapped under the rubble of a house in the vicinity of the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Shehab Agency was the first to report an injury of a member of the Civil Defense at 12:34 PM. General Directorate of Civil Defense later confirmed the injury of one of its rescue team members in an alleged “double tap” strike which hit crew members who were carrying out their humanitarian duty. Later the Directorate reported that two Civil Defense members were injured.

A video filmed by Al Jazeera and reposted in its shorter version by many Twitter/X users and media outlets showed Palestinian Civil Defense crew members rushing towards a house damaged by the earlier strike, being shown how to get inside by children, then entering it to search for survivors and being hit by a powerful explosion while they were inside. The video also showed how two male Civil Defense members who had been injured were assisted by their colleagues to get into an ambulance.

Twitter/X user @MawtiniLevent shared a similar video alleging that the incident happened in the vicinity of the Nasser Medical Complex and adding that civil defense teams were attempting to extinguish a fire that broke out as a result of the bombardment that affected the place earlier.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to the Israeli military.

The incident occured at approximately 12:34 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (75) [ collapse]

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Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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 (75) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0500

Incident date

October 23, 2023

Location

مخيم الشاطئ, Al-Shati camp, Gaza City, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On October 23rd, 2023, Civil Defense crews were allegedly struck by Israeli forces during rescue operations in Al-Shati camp. According to Shehab News Agency, a member of the Civil Defense was injured while attempting to clear rubble from homes destroyed by Israeli aircraft. Further information regarding identification or the state of injuries has not been made available.

An image attached to the report showed a man on a stretcher, though his injuries did not appear severe.

Almayadine and Al Jazeera News corroborated the above claim, stating that Civil Defense crews were bombed while transporting the injured. There were few additional details. This assessment will be updated if and when more specific details emerge.

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

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

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • 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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    Source: @ShehabAgency

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
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • 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

ISPT0329

Incident date

October 18, 2023–October 19, 2024

Location

الشيخ عجلين, Sheikh Ajleen, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.504837, 34.424758 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between 30 and 42 people, from a three month old to a 77 year old, were killed and a large number were injured when the home of the Saqa Allah family was reportedly bombed in what was reported to be a “double tap” Israeli airstrike during the night of Wednesday, October 18th 2023. The home was located behind a coffee shop in Sheikh Ajleen near Tal al-Hawa, in the west of the Gaza Strip.

Everyone who had been in the house was reportedly killed. Videos provided to CNN showed “charred ruins and rubble, of what relatives say used to be three buildings” in the Saqallah family compound. Relative’s accounts, reported by CNN, described a first strike followed by a second strike that reduced the compound to rubble and reportedly killed any survivors in the compound.

The victims were identified by their relatives as a set of four brothers 51-year-old Saed Mohammed Khourshid Saqa Allah, 49-year-old Omar Mohammed Khourshid Saqa Allah, 43-year-old Khourshid Mohammed Khourshid Saqa Allah and 37-year-old Ameed Mohammed Khourshid Saqa Allah (Abu Saif) as well as their sister 47-year-old Maysoon Mohammed Khourshid Saqa Allah and her son and daughter. Saed was killed alongside his wife, Noha Al-Qishawy, their son, 27-year-old Mohammed Saed Khourshid Saqa Allah and his wife 24-year-old Alaa Ayman Jafer Al-Helo as well as Saed’s daughters, two other sons and all of his grandchildren, according to a post by Saleh Abu Muhammad. Omar, also known as Abu Karam, was killed alongside his wife, 47-year-old Sahar Issam Abo Shaban, their daughters, their son 15-year-old Ahmad Omar Khourshid and Sahar’s father, 77-year-old Isam Jalal Abo Shaban. Isam’s wife, 67-year-old Layla Saqa Allah Abo Shaban (Umm Jalal) and their son, Ahmed, and daughter were also killed.

Multiple sources reported that the extended Saqa Allah family had gathered together in one house in Sheikh Aljeen to shelter from the ongoing bombardment of the Gaza Strip. CNN put the number of those killed at 42, while Press TV pointed out that the death toll was between 30 and 42.

CNN interviewed Manal Saqa Allah, the sister of Saed, Omar, Khourshid, Ameed and Maysoon, and her husband Tariq Hamouda, who have both lived in Minnesota, USA since 2004. Manal lost almost all of her family overnight and Tariq said that, even a week later, he and Manal could barely comprehend the news. He said that Manal loved every member of her family and spent the summer with them. Tariq also said that they didn’t have time to mourn as they were worried about the safety of few the who survived.

The elderly mother of Manal, Saed, Omar, Khourshaid, Ameed and Maysoon, referred to as Umm Saed and her grandson Karam Omar Saqa Allah survived the incident according to a Facebook post by Wasim Saqer. Tariq Hamouda reported that Umm Saed had been standing on a balcony when the first strike occurred and she had been able to escape with the help of another surviving relative. Tariq reported that she had said her sons had tried to evacuate but had not had time, adding that his family were not involved in any military activity.

Another American relative, South Florida resident, Eyad Abu Shaban, said “It’s like your whole world stops” and that the number of people killed in the incident is really hard to cope with. Eyad reported that the ages of the victims ranged from three months old to 77 years old and that they were all staying in a single compound.

According to Tariq, surviving family members told him that, before the incident, the Israeli Defense Force had called to say that there could be military activity in the area but had not told the family to evacuate their home. Adding that there had been bombings happening with and without warnings; he lamented the confusion and fear of the situation.

CNN had reached out to the IDF to confirm the strike. The IDF said they couldn’t comment without the coordinates of the house and the family declined to provide them for fear of reprisal.

Eyad Abu Shaban reported that amongst the victims in his family were multiple medical professionals and of the four brothers, Saed, Omar and Khourshid were eye doctors and Ameed was an ENT specialist. The Saqa Allah family ran the largest network of family-owned eye clinics in the Gaza Strip.

Many tributes were made to the family on Facebook and X (formerly Twitter), including a post from Adham Al-Sofar E who described the family as “the best people in morals and manner” and “friends like no other”.

CNN reported that the community in Maple Grove, Minnesota had rallied around Tariq and Manal, many had offered their support and others had gone to Brooklyn Park Islamic Center to pray for the family.

Tariq, Manal and Eyad expressed their deep distress to CNN, with Eyad saying “We’ve never seen in this day and age where the whole world is watching innocent people just being torn apart. Families, whole families, just wiped off the map,” and “I want everybody to know that the people of Gaza are just like them, they hurt, they bleed, they have families, they have feelings.”

Many sources reported that the bodies of victims were buried under rubble.

The surviving family members wrapped the victims in white burial shrouds and buried them in a mass grave, shown in a video provided to CNN.

Saed, Omar, Khourshid, Ameed, Maysoon, Mohammed, Sahar, Alaa, Isam, Layla and Ahmed Khourshid were matched to the list of fatalities published by the Palestinian Ministry of Health on October 26, 2023. Their names, ages and ID numbers are listed below.

Saed and Noha’s unnamed sons, daughters and grandchildren as well as Omar and Sahar’s unnamed daughters are not listed below unfortunately as no sources have confirmed how many they are.

The incident is likely to have occurred in the night between October 18 and 19, 2023. However, the exact time of the incident is not known.

Where sources identified a belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to Israeli Forces.

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

The incident occured around midnight.

The victims were named as:

Family members (16)

Saed Mohammed Khourshid Saqa Allah سعيد محمد خورشيد ساق الله
51 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 951903061
Noha Al Qishawi نهى القيشاوي
Adult female killed
Mohammed Saed Khourshid محمد سعيد خورشيد
27 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 401989181
Alaa Ayman Jafer Al Helo ألاء أيمن جعفر الحلو
24 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 405787268
Omar Mohammed Khourshid Saqa Allah عمر محمد خورشيد ساق الله
49 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 900257940
Sahar Issam Abo Shaban سحر عصام أبو شعبان
47 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 901358168
Ahmad Omar Khourshid أحمد عمر خورشيد
15 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 426335865
Khourshid Mohammed Khourshid Saqa Allah خورشيد محمد خورشيد ساق الله
47 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 906525100
Ameed Mohammed Khourshid Saqa Allah عميد محمد خورشيد ساق الله
37 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 801516147
Maysoon Mohammed Khourshid Saqa Allah ميسون محمد خورشيد ساق الله
47 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 901319111
Maysoon's daughter ابنة ميسون
Age unknown female killed
Maysoon's son ابن ميسون
Age unknown male killed
Isam Jalal Abo Shaban عصام جلال أبو شعبان
77 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 906135736
Layla Abdul Rahman Rashid Abo Shaban ليلى عبد الرحمن رشيد ابو شعبان
67 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 905985552
Ahmed Abo Shaban أحمد ابو شعبان
Age unknown male killed
Issam's daughter ابنة عصام
Age unknown female killed

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Sheikh Ajleen (الشيخ عجلين) to the west of Gaza city (غزة). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to find boundaries for the neighbourhood and to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Sheikh Ajleen are: 31.504837, 34.424758.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    30 – 42
  • (4 children9–11 women10 men4 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (19) [ collapse]

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    Source: Adham Al-Sofar E
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    Source: Ahmed Mushtaha
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    Source: Wasim Saqer i
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    Source: Wasim Saqer i
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Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    30 – 42
  • (4 children9–11 women10 men4 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0241d

Incident date

October 14, 2023

Location

بيت لاهيا, Beit Lahia, 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 October 14, 2023, 16 people, including nine children, were killed by an alleged Israeli airstrike on their home in Beit Lahia, located in the northern Gaza Strip. At least three medics and civil defense members were reportedly wounded in a double tap strike while rescuing the wounded.

Munawar Hassan Ahmed Laban (identified as either 65 or 66) was killed with her husband, 67 or 68 year old Ziad Mustafa Dahman. Their two daughters, 40- or 41-year old Hoda Ziad Mustafa Dahman and 23-year old Amira Ziad Mustafa Dahman, were killed, as was their son, 34-year old Tariq Zaid Dahman. Tariq’s wife, 31-year old Alaa Ashour was also killed, as was their 5-year old son, Ziad Tariq Zaid Dahman. Their daughter, 4-year old Sham Tariq Zia Dahman, was also killed. Hoda’s five children were killed with their mother: 14-year old Farah Youssef Arouq, Tala Youssef Arouq (whose age has not been made available), 13-year old Ahmed Youssef Arouq, 5-year old Karam Youssef Arouq, and 2-year old Zeina Youssef Arouq.

Munawar’s sister, Wissam Khamis Matar, aged either 40 or 41, was also killed, along with her infant daughter (name unknown). Another infant, 2-month old Musk Ziad Mustafa Dahman, was killed – another son of Munawar and Ziad named Mohammad (who survived the attack) referred to Musk as his “little sister” but based on the age difference it is unclear if this is to be taken literally.

Following the strike, surviving son Mohammed Dahman posted a condolence message on Facebook, asking God to accept his family “in the highest places.” He referred to his sister Amira as a doctor, and identified his brother Tariq, and sister-in-law Alaa as nurses. His heart, Mohammed wrote, had “always been attached” to Amira, and he spoke of his brother as “caring” and “beautiful,” a person with a “good influence.” Similarly, he remembered his sister Hoda as a person “with a good heart.”

On the day of the attack, news site Amad PS reported “martyrs and wounded as a result of the occupation bombing of the homes of the Dahman and Al-Shirawi families in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.” Some of those wounded were medics sent to care for the injured civilians. On Twitter/X, @KoubaReda shared photos of multiple injured medics, writing “[Israeli forces] targeted civil defense and medical services crews while they were working to extract the martyrs and wounded from a home for the Dahman family in the northern Gaza Strip.” Three crew members are pictured, each receiving medical care. Though wounded, all appear conscious, and the injuries do not appear severe.

Other friends and relatives flocked to social media to express their grief. On Facebook, Mahdi Ramadan Shaaban posted “A real massacre in our neighbor’s house, Abu Tareq Dahman. The house contains many families.” Duha Madhoun Zinaty mourned “our classmate and friend Alaa Ashour with the convoy of martyrs and her family.” Relative Abo Alla Mattar posted about “the martyrdom of my niece/Wissam Khamis Matar, her infant daughter, and her entire family in the barbaric [Israeli] bombing of the Dahman house.” The next day, Thapet Ali Hamdan Hamdan wrote, “my friend and companion/ Tariq Dahman and all his family members are martyrs in targeting the family home in the Beit Lahia project.”

The time of the strike is disputed on social media. While Twitter/X user @KoubaRed alleged the strike occurred at dawn, Facebook user Yaser Abu Zakariyya, however, alleged that the strike occurred at “3:30 pm.”

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.

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)

Munawar Hassan Ahmed Labad منور حسن احمد لبد
65 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 945894541
Ziad Mustafa Dahman زياد مصطفى دهمان
67 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 966358558
Amira Ziad Mustafa Dahman اميرة زياد مصطفى دهمان
23 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 405911645
Tariq Ziad Dahman طارق زياد دهمان
34 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 801248337
Alaa Ashour آلاء عاشور
31 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 803460377
Ziad Tariq Ziad Dahman زياد طارق زياد دهمان
5 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 440811263
Sham Tariq Ziad Dahman شام طارق زياد دهمان
4 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 442392767
Hoda Ziad Mustafa Dahman هدى زياد مصطفى دهمان
40 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 800838559
Farah Youssef Arouq فرح يوسف عروق
14 years old female killed
Ahmed Youssef Arouq احمد يوسف عروق
13 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 429775349
Tala Youssef Arouq تالا يوسف عروق
Child female killed
Karam Youssef Arouq كرم يوسف عروق
5 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 440605947
Zeina Youssef Arouq زينة يوسف عروق
2 years old female killed
Musk Ziad Mustafa Dahman مسك زياد مصطفى دهمان
.2 years old female killed
Wissam Matar وسام مطر
40 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 926764242
Daughter of Wissam Matar ابنة وسام مطر
Child female killed

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Beit Lahia (بيت لاهيا), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.551277, 34.509233. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    16
  • (9 children5 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (14) [ collapse]

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    Source: @KoubaReda
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    Source: @KoubaReda
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    Source: @KoubaReda
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    Source: @KoubaReda

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
    Residential building
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    16
  • (9 children5 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (14) [ 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

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.

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
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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

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, 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.

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.

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]

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

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.

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.

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]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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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

ISPT0029

Incident date

October 8, 2023

Location

بيت حانون, Beit Hanoun, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.538477, 34.536837 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 8, 2023, two paramedics were injured by alleged Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun area, North of Gaza.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) identified the two wounded paramedics as Mahmoud Yusri Al-Masry and Nour El-Din Hassan Mansour, both PRCS members. The same source reported the strike at 15:40 exactly, in North Gaza, adding that the victims were working due to previous bombing in the area when the incident happened. PRCS claimed that the victims suffered from “bruises and suffocation”, and were taken to the hospital for treatment. @ShehabAgency indicated that dozens of injured “including paramedics” were taken the same day to the Indonesian hospital following “recent raids” in Beit Hanoun – though it did not give details on the name or identity of those wounded.

PRCS is the only source that attributed directly the strike to Israeli forces.

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

The incident occured at 15:40:00 local time.

The victims were named as:

Mahmoud Yusri Al-Masry محمود يسري المصري
Adult male injured
Nour El-Din Hassan Mansour نور الدين حسان منصور
Adult male injured

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Beit Hanoun ( بيت حانون), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.538477, 34.536837. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • 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 (2) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

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    Source: @ShehabAgency
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    Source: @ShehabAgency
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    Source: @ShehabAgency
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    Source: @ShehabAgency
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    Source: PRCS Gaza
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    Source: PRCS Gaza

Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

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