Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0226

Incident date

October 15, 2023

Location

منزل عائلة المصري برفح, Al-Masry family’s home in Rafah, Rafah, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

At least 16 people were killed, including two children and six women, and nine others were injured, when the al-Masry family home, in the Musabah area of Rafah, was allegedly bombed by Israeli forces at dawn on Sunday, October 15th 2023. The victims came from multiple generations of multiple families.

According to Safa Palestinian Press Agency, by 8:26 am nine injuries were reported and searches were underway for the missing victims still trapped under the rubble.

The victims who were killed were identified by their families as the patriarch, 74-year-old Hajj Jamil Hafez al-Masry, and his wife 61-year-old Hajja Maysoon Ali al-Masry, their daughter 39-year-old Amani Jamil al-Masry and their son 44-year-old Muhammad Jamil al-Masry.

45-year-old Professor Sherine Jamil al-Masry, a daughter of Jamil and Maysoon, and her three sons, 19-year-old Muhammad Jihad al-Akhras, a medical student, Yassin Jihad al-Akhras, a 21-year-old engineering student and five-year-old Anas Jihad al-Akhras were among those killed. Two sources, Faraj Alyan and Akram Almassri, claimed that four of Sherine’s children were killed as well as her husband and that several family members were also injured. Aaed Almasri posted a tribute to the family on Facebook describing Maysoon and Sherine as pure and virtuous and Sherine’s children as polite.

Five neighbours of the al-Masry family were reportedly killed. The victims – all from the extended Hamouda family, included 65-year-old Bassam Ataya Hamouda (Abu Moataz), who was an engineer and his wife, 51-year-old Nariman Khaled Abdel Azim Hamouda (Umm Moataz). Another couple, 63-year-old Ramzi Ataya Hamouda (Abu Muhammad), who was also an engineer, and his wife 55-year-old Etidal Mahmoud Hamouda (Umm Muhammed) were killed alongside their daughter 25-year-old Rawan Ramzi Hamouda. Nayef Khaled Hamouda was also reported as killed by one source. Mohammed Magdey Hamouda posted a tribute to his family on Facebook, describing his uncles Bassam and Ramzi as dear and beloved and his aunts Nariman and Etidal as virtuous and compassionate.

Another neighboring family was also reportedly harmed as 39 year old Aed Abu Mohsen was seriously injured and his 14-year-old son, Muhammad Ayed Abu Mohsen was killed. As Aed Abu Mohsen’s name was found among the Ministry of Health list of fatalities, it seems that he died of his injuries.

One source, Abood Abu Howidy, reported that the house contained 30 members of the Al-Masry and Al-Akhras families.

A funeral procession was planned to move the bodies, at 10:30 am on October 16th from Al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah to al-Namsawi Stadium next to the local cemetery.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to Israeli forces. Multiple sources claim the incident took place without prior warning.

All but one of the 16 names identified 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 around dawn.

The victims were named as:

Family members (8)

Jamil Hafez Al-Masry جميل حافظ المصري
74 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 410603211
Maysoon Ali Al-Masry ميسون علي المصري
61 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 933560278
Amani Jamil Al-Masry أماني جميل المصري
39 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 800194805
Muhammad Jamil Al-Masry محمد جميل المصري
44 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 903435121
Sherine Jamil Al-Masry شيرين جميل المصري
45 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 900555202
Yassin Jihad Al-Akhras ياسين جهاد الأخرس
21 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 408015113
Muhammad Jihad Al-Akhras محمود جهاد الأخرس
19 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 409744349
Anas Jihad Al-Akhras أنس جهاد الأخرس
5 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 440598753

Family members (6)

Bassam Ataya Hamouda بسام عطايا حمودة
65 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 921850947
Nariman Khaled Abdel Azim Hamouda ناريمان خالد عبد العظيم حمودة
51 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 922257969
Ramzi Ataya Hammouda رمزي عطايا حمودة
63 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 921850954
Etidal Mahmoud Hamouda إعتدال محمود حمودة
55 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 920517356
Rawan Ramzi Hamouda روان رمزي حمودة
25 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 404540304
Nayef Khaled Hamouda نايف خالد حمودة
Age unknown male killed

Family members (2)

Aed Abu Mohsen عائد أبو محسن
39 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 800324543
Muhammad Ayed Abu Mohsen محمود عائد أبو محسن
14 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 429329188

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    16 – 17
  • (2–3 children6 women7–8 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (35) [ 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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    16 – 17
  • (2–3 children6 women7–8 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    9
  • 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 (35) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0221

Incident date

October 15, 2023

Location

مخيم النصيرات 5, Al Nuseirat Camp 5, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.452843, 34.390054 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On Sunday, October 15th 2023, at least 22 civilian members of the Al-Taweel family, including nine women and seven children, were reportedly killed and an unknown number were wounded in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the house of the al-Taweel family in Camp 5, Nuseirat, central Gaza strip. Khalil al Ghafari stated that the house was bombed without warning and that there were “martyrs, children and women under the rubble.”

A Facebook testimony by Tagamo, a possible relative of the family, helped to identify 22 deceased family members by name. A 64-year old Professor Abdelaziz Saeed Muhammad al-Taweel (Abu Mazen) was killed alongside his wife, a 54-year old Tukween Ibrahim Ali al-Taweel, and her sister Haifa al-Taweel. The professor and Tukween’s 28-year old daughter Rasha Abdel Aziz Saeed al-Taweel and Rasha’s daughter Tukween al-Taweel were also killed.

Among the victims of the strike were also Abu al-Majd al-Taweel along with his first wife, a 45-year old  Tughreed Khamees Isma’il al-Taweel and their 25-year old son Majd Ibrahim Saeed al-Taweel as well as his second wife 26-year old Mona al-Taweel and their daughter Hind al-Taweel.

The testimony further mentions the deceased sons of Abdel Nasser al-Taweel, namely a 37-year old Saeed Ridwan Saeed al-Taweel who was killed alongside his wife Samah al-Taweel and their three daughters whose names were not provided; Abdel’s other son Bahjat Abu Tamer who was killed alongside his 33-year old wife Rasha Sameer Muhammad al-Taweel and their two sons, an 8-year old Tamer Bahjat Abdel Naser al-Taweel and a 5-year old Nasser Bahjat Abdel Nasser al-Taweel. Facebook user Tawi posted a video showing a funeral procession for Saeed Ridwan Saeed al-Taweel.

The al-Taweel family has also lost the “activist and initiator”, a 52-year old woman Tufaha Saeed Muhammad al-Taweel (Umm Saed), and the children of Zaki al-Taweel  – a 31-year old son Ahmed al-Taweel Abu Omar (Abu Wael) and a 28-year old daughter Mariam Zaki Yusuf al-Taweel.

Musab al-Taweel, a relative of the family, mourned the death of Abu al-Majd al-Taweel, Abu Mazen al-Taweel, and Saeed al-Taweel Abu Abdullah, adding that a large number of the family was killed in the “hideous massacre.”  He also shared the images of some family members killed in the attack.

Only one source, Lawir Mahmoud Al-Namrati, mentioned wounded from the al-Taweel family but did not specify how many.

Al Jazeera shared a video of the widespread destruction caused by the bombing, reporting that their correspondent “monitors the effects of destruction from the bombing of the home of the Mukhtar of the Al-Tawil family in the Nuseirat camp in Gaza.” A Facebook user Mokhayaam reported that the place was “leveled completely, ”sharing a video of the destroyed building. Palestine Post shared images of the rescue efforts, saying that the search for victims was still ongoing. A Facebook user Ahmed Adress wrote that there were dozens of bodies of the victims transported from al-Shifa hospital to mass graves, sharing images of the bodies shrouded in white funeral cloth.

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 (22)

Professor Abdelaziz Saeed Muhammad Al-Taweel (Abu Mazen) عبد العزيز الطويل
64 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 947100988
Tukween Ibrahim Ali Al-Taweel تكوين الطويل
54 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 902354224
Rasha Abdel Aziz Saeed Al-Taweel رشا عبد العزيز الطويل
28 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 401782636
Haifa Al-Taweel هيفا الطويل
Adult female killed
Tukween Al-Taweel تكوين الطويل
Child female killed
Abu Al Majed Al Taweel أبو المجد الطويل
Adult male killed
Tughreed Khamees Isma'il Al-Taweel تغريد الطويل
45 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 901465443
Majd Ibrahim Saeed Al-Taweel مجد الطويل
25 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 404065518
Mona Abdel Naser Saeed Al-Taweel منى الطويل
26 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 402498729
Hind Al-Taweel هند الطويل
Child female killed
Saeed Ridwan Saeed Al-Taweel سعيد الطويل
37 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 801531260
Samah Al-Taweel سماح الطويل
Adult female killed
Daughter of Saeed Ridwan Saeed Al-Taweel ابنته سعيد الطويل
female killed
Daughter of Saeed Ridwan Saeed Al-Taweel ابنته سعيد الطويل
female killed
Daughter of Saeed Ridwan Saeed Al-Taweel ابنته سعيد الطويل
female killed
Bahjat Al-Taweel بهجت الطويل
Adult male killed
Rasha Sameer Muhammad Al-Taweel رشا الطويل
33 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 801188384
Tamer Bahjat Abdel Naser Al-Taweel تامر الطويل
8 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 435812193
Nasser Bahjat Abdel Nasser Al-Taweel ناصر الطويل
5 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 440490738
Tufaha Saeed Muhammad Al-Taweel تفاحة الطويل
52 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 925718561
Ahmed Zaki Youssef Al-Taweel أحمد الطويل
31 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 804017168
Mariam Zaki Yusuf Al-Taweel مريم الطويل
28 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 400733168

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    22
  • (7 children9 women6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (18) [ collapse]

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    Source: Iyad Al-Taweel
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    Source: Khalil Al Ghafari
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    Source: Khalil Al Ghafari
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    Source: Khalil Al Ghafari
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    Source: Khalil Al Ghafari
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Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention Al Nuseirat Camp 5 (مخيم النصيرات 5) northeast of Deir Al Balah (دير البلح). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 31.452843, 34.390054.

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  • Imagery:
    New camp

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
    22
  • (7 children9 women6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0230

Incident date

October 15, 2023

Location

وادي الشيخ داود, Wadi Sheikh Daoud, Deir al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.420054, 34.353917 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On Sunday, October 15th 2023, between seven and eight members of the Zidan family, including two women and four children, were killed, and dozens of others were injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the house of the Zidan family behind the al-Aqsa hospital in the Wadi Sheikh Daoud area in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza Strip.

Safa news initially reported that two were killed, and others were injured in the bombing, while Alghad TV, and Alray agency stated that the bodies of four victims had been recovered. Alray and the Palestine Post also mentioned “a number” of injuries. A source on Twitter/X, Ajmu Basher, shared images of the destroyed home, alleging that there were “dozens of martyred and wounded”.

Surviving relatives of the family shared the names of the victims killed. Maha mourned the death of his brother 42 year old Hatem Khalil Zidan, Hatem’s wife, 36 year old Fatima Jibril Sarsour (Umm Hamza), their daughter 7 year old Ward Hatem Zidan, Hatem’s brother Muhammed’s wife, 44 year old Sabreen Al-Khatib, their daughters: 11 year old Sama Muhammad Zidan and 7 year old Mira Muhammad Zidan, and their son Khalil Muhammad Zidan. Mohammed and Yosef Zidan, cousins of Hatem, stated that the home was bombed without warning resulting in “many martyrs and injuries”, with Yosef adding that there were a total of eight killed, “and the search continues for missing people under the rubble.”

Rania Zidan, sister of Hatem and Muhammad, posted a heartbreaking tribute saying “My moon the martyr, my dear and caring brother/You hurt my heart, you broke my back, and I gave up my tricks, leaving you is hard, I swear/May God give my heart patience for your departure and your family and the family of my brother Muhammad.”

Hatem was an employee with the Palestine Cellular Communications Company Jawwal, and his colleagues mourned his death on social media, with Mohanad Mahmoud saying “May God have mercy on you, forgive you, and let you enter his spacious paradise, our colleague and friend, the martyr Hatem Zidane”. Abu Jaser posted: “How beautiful you are.. martyr Colleague, friend and brother.. Hatem Zidane.. to the gardens of eternity”; Abdallah Daglas posted: “Our colleague Hatem Zidane was martyred as a result of the barbaric bombing of Gaza. The last thing he wrote on his page was as if he was mourning himself.” The last post by Hatem before his death was a day prior, on October 14th, and says “Shopping for our loved ones coffins/And we continue to struggle on our own/In a world where the oppressors and worshipers are insulting/Who else but you, O Lord, is our safety.”

Alghad TV identified the location of the family home as behind Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, though it is unclear from sources if the hospital itself was damaged.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces. A post by Yosef Zidan specified that the strike occurred without warning.

Where possible, Airwars has matched names with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of nearly 7000 victims’ names and ID numbers released on October 26th.

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

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (7)

Hatem Khalil Zidane حاتم خليل زيدان
42 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 801010927
Fatima Jibril Sarsour فاطمة جبريل صرصور
36 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 801700337
Ward Hatem Zidane ورد حاتم زيدان
7 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 437386600
Sabreen Al-Khatib صابرين الخطيب
44 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 903096220
Khalil Muhammad Zidane خليل محمد زيدان
male killed
Sama Muhammad Zidane سما محمد زيدان
11 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 432176584
Mira Muhammad Zidane ميرا محمد زيدان
6 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 438219024

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 8
  • (4 children2 women1 man)
  • 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.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (26) [ collapse]

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    Source: @ajmubasher
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    Source: @PalN
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    Source: @PalN
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    Source: @PalN
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    Source: @Mohammed_Zidan7
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    Source: Maha
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    Source: Yosef.zidane
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    Source: Yosef.zidane
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    Source: Yosef.zidane
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Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the area of Wadi Sheikh Daoud (وادي الشيخ داود) in Deir al Balah (دير البلح). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 31.420054, 34.353917.

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  • Imagery:
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  • Imagery:
    @PalpostN

Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    7 – 8
  • (4 children2 women1 man)
  • 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.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (19) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0222

Incident date

October 15, 2023

Location

النصيرات, Nuseirat, Deir Al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.450065, 34.392934 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

During the afternoon of October 15th 2023, the Al-Jamal family home in Al-Nuseirat refugee camp was struck by an alleged Israeli aerial bombardment, killing 10 members across three generations and injuring an unknown number of others.

Grandfather 64 year old Dr. Azmi Al Jamal and his wife 60 year old Hanan Al Jamal were killed alongside their son, Mustafa Azmi Al Jamal (33 years old), and their two daughters, Soundous Azmi Al Jamal (27 years old) and Souad Azmi Al Jamal (36 years old). The incident, which happened on Sunday afternoon according to Ayman Al-Jamal (Dr. Azmi’s nephew), also killed Souad’s two sons, Omar (Karam) Abo Zayed and Jana Abo Zayed (12), as well as three more grandchildren of Azmi and Hanan, named Nada Al Jamal (6) and Mustafa Al Jamal (1). Yaser M Awad, a cousin of Dr. Azmi, added that Ola Houssam Al Jamal (30 years old), the daughter of their maternal uncle Hossam Al Jamal, was also killed. Their residence was situated at Al-Zuhur Junction, opposite to the Al-Zohour Pharmacy, in the Nuseirat refugee camp located in the central Gaza Strip.

The cousins of Dr. Azmi Al Jamal, Yaser M. Awad and Abo Moeen Damo, as well as his niece, Zainab Abdel Salam, extended their condolences and sympathy to the family on Facebook. Zainab described Soundous as her “friend, childhood companion, and school and university classmate”, while another acquaintance, named Asma Rabh, used the endearing terms “lifelong companion” and “my soul” to refer to Souad Azmi Al Jamal after her passing. Dr. Azmi’s brother, Essam Al Jamal, stated that “the rest of the people in the house, including my brothers and their children, sustained varying injuries” on a Facebook post from the same day and @Alsharawmo mentioned “injuries”. However, it is unknown how many people were injured. According to Mohammed Adel, the Al-Jamal family was “deleted from the Palestinian civil registry” meaning that all members of the family had been killed.

Where possible, Airwars has matched names with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of nearly 7000 victims’ names and ID numbers released on October 26th.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces. According to a testimony posted on Facebook by Khalil Al-Ghafari, the house was “destroyed without warning”.

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 (10)

Azmi Al Jamal عزمي الجمل
64 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 972335434
Hanan Al Jamal حنان الجمل
60 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 913631040
Mustafa Azmi Al Jamal مصطفى الجمل
33 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 802499335
Soundous Azmi Al Jamal سندس الجمل
31 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 803275544
Souad Azmi Al Jamal سعاد عزمي الجمل
36 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 801713140
Omar (Karam) Abo Zayed عمر الجمل
male killed
Jana Abo Zayed جنى الجمل
12 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 432361350
Ola Houssam Al Jamal علا حسام الجمل
killed
Nada Al Jamal ندى موسى الجمل
6 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 438213381
Mustafa Al Jama مصطفي موسى الجمل
1 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 445866346

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • (4 children4 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (23) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (31) [ 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: Khalil Al-Ghafari
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    Source: Khalil Al-Ghafari
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    Source: Khalil Al-Ghafari
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    Source: Khalil Al-Ghafari
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    Source: Mohammed Adel
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    Source: Marina
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    Source: Marina
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    Source: Marina
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    Source: Marina
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    Source: Mokhayam al nusirat
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    Source: Ayman Aljmal
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    Source: Ayman Aljmal
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    Source: Ayman Aljmal
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    Source: Ayman Aljmal
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    Source: @Alsharawmo
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    Source: @Alsharawmo
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    Source: @SafaPs
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    Source: Mohammed S Al Hour
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    Source: Firas Baroud
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Nuseirat (النصيرات), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.450065, 34.392934. 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
    IDP or refugee camp
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    10
  • (4 children4 women2 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (23) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0192

Incident date

October 14, 2023

Location

النصيرات, Nuseirat, Deir Al Balah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.450065, 34.392934 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 14th 2023, between one and three civilians were reportedly killed and at least one was injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Al Shaf’i family house in Al Nusayrat camp.

There is mixed reporting on the number of civilians killed in the airstrike, with Wattan News providing the lowest death toll of one killed, whilst @GNNANOW reported three. Sputnik Arabic did not specify how many deaths, but directly referenced “a number of women and children” were killed.

@ShebabAgency, which reported on the residential airstrike, indicated that the incident led to injuries. Ambulances transported the injured to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, with a post by user Aida Muhammad noting that “most of the bodies of the martyrs are body parts”. A post from Osama Al-Kahlot also referred to “a number of serious injuries” arriving at the hospital. Wattan News was the only source to specify that one person was injured, in addition to the one death.

While all sources referred to the bombing as occurring in Nusayrat camp, some sources referred to the strike as occurring at a house for the Al-Shafi’i family while others mentioned “the Nusayrat camp market” as the location of the strike.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces. Sputnik Arabic specified that the strike occurred “without warning”.

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
    IDP or refugee camp, Marketplace
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 children1–2 women)
  • 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
    Food
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Nuseirat (النصيرات), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.450065, 34.392934. 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
    IDP or refugee camp, Marketplace
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 3
  • (1–2 children1–2 women)
  • 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
    Food
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (16) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0190

Incident date

October 14, 2023

Location

منزل عائلة دواس في بيت لاهيا, Dawas family building in Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

Nineteen members of the Dawas family were killed and an unknown number of others were injured when their two-story family home on Al-Shaima Street, west of Abbas Kilani roundabout in Beit Lahia, in the north of the Gaza Strip, was reportedly bombed by an Israeli aircraft on Saturday, October 14, 2023. The Ministry of the Interior in Gaza reported the bombing of the Dawas family home on October 14, and stated that the family were buried under rubble and civil defense and ambulance crews were working to rescue them.

Arabi21 reported that there were dozens killed and injured in the incident. A Facebook post by a family member Ramzi Dawas listed the names of seven identified killed victims (four from a previous incident) noting that “there are still martyrs from the family, as many as 15 martyrs whose names are not mentioned under the dots” and called for help in retrieving the bodies from the rubble. Due to this post, the exact address of the incident is likely house Lahia, entrance of Ezba Dawas, west of Abbas Kilani roundabout, Al Shaima Street.

Across all sources, 14 victims were named/identified and reported as killed.

The victims were named by their family members as Maher Dawas (56) and his sons Youssef Maher Dawas (20), Fadi Maher Dawas (30), Abdel Rahman Maher Dawas (16) and Obada Maher Dawas. A woman identified as the wife of Yasser Dawas, her sons Sharaf Yasser Dawas (13) and Muhammad Yasser Dawas (11), and her daughters Malak Yasser Dawas (20) and Shahid Yasser Dawas (16), were all killed. Maher’s sister Jamila Youssef Dawas, also known as Umm Musa, was also killed as well as a set of sisters called Lamya Dawas and Yasmin Dawas. A woman named Noha Abdel Aziz Dawas (44) was also killed. 

Many people and organisations paid tribute to Youssef Maher Dawas, a young poet, writer, and student studying to be a psychoanalyst. He had published an essay with the collective, We Are Not Numbers, in January 2023 called “Who will pay for the 20 years we lost?”, recounting the destruction of his family’s orchard in May 2022 by an alleged Israeli missile strike and how the loss of the orchard, to quote from the essay, “destroyed an important piece of our past. Our family’s history. Our heritage.” Youssef was also a contributing writer in Palestine Deep Dive and the Palestine Chronicle where his last article had been titled “Kidney Transplant and Rebirth: A Palestinian Love Story”. Youssef’s colleagues at WANN described him as a joyful, funny, kind and sensitive person, with a radiant smile and a love of people. Friends reported that he was nicknamed “Joe”, and loved photography, nature, his cats and the author, Ahlam Mosteghanemi. Another friend, Mahmoud Yazgy, said he was dedicated and was quick to take initiative. His mentor, Kate Casa, reported that he was motivated and open-minded and “was anxious to tell his stories so that we in the West could better understand their lives in Gaza”. One colleague, Ahmed Dremly, reported that Youssef asked him, in the first days of the conflict, to join him “to go document all of the massacres that happened in Gaza” and he had turned down the offer.

The Palestine Chronicle posted a tribute to Youssef including a short video of him talking about how he wants to visit places in Palestine more than Paris or the Maldives.

The Tamer Institute for Community Education made a tribute to Youssef, who was a member of the youth literary teams “Yar’at” and “Voices from Palestine”, saying that “he shared his deep love for life in expressing himself even amid the most challenging of circumstances.” Jesse Boylan, writing in John Menadue’s Public Policy Journal, reported that Youssef was interested in politics, economics and video games and that he was learning to play the guitar.

Maher and Jamila’s brother Jaser Dawwas claimed the incident took place without warning.

Where possible, Airwars has matched names with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of nearly 7000 victims’ names and ID numbers released on October 26th.

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

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

The incident occured in the morning.

The victims were named as:

Family members (13)

Maher Dawwas ماهر دواس
56 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 903456275
Youssef Dawwas يوسف دواس
20 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 408769669
Fadi Dawwas فادي دواس
30 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 804526952
Abdel Rahman Dawwas عبد الرحمن دواس
16 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 424565182
Obada Maher Dawwas عبد الله دواس
Age unknown male killed
Noha Abdel Aziz Dawwas نها عبد العزيز دواس
44 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 903084242
Wife of Yasser Dawwas زوجة ياسر دواس
Adult female killed
Malak Yasser Dawwas ملك دواس
20 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 408766657
Shahid Yasser Dawwas شهد دواس
16 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 424705853
Sharaf Dawwas شرف دواس
13 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 429494222
Muhammad Dawwas محمد دواس
11 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 433438686
Yasmin Dawwas ياسمين دواس
Age unknown female killed
Lamya Dawwas لميا دواس
Age unknown female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 18
  • (4–7 children4–6 women3–4 men1 journalist)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (34) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (12) [ collapse]

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    Source: Jaser dawwas
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    Source: Ahmad drembly
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    Source: Moheeb barghoti
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    Source: Tamer institute
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    Source: @euromed
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    Source: We Are Not Numbers Report
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    Source: The Palestine Chronicle News
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    Source: @NoraInPalestine
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    Source: @channeldraw
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    Source: The Guardian Report
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Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    15 – 18
  • (4–7 children4–6 women3–4 men1 journalist)
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (34) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0194

Incident date

October 14, 2023

Location

الفاخورة, Al-Herbawi family home and the homes adjacent to it in the Al-Fakhoura neighborhood west of Jabalia refugee camp, Jabalia, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

During the evening of Saturday, October 14th, 2023, an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Al-Herbawi family home and the homes adjacent to it in the Al-Fakhoura neighborhood west of Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip reportedly killed at least 37 civilians belonging to at least five different families, including at least 12 women and 11 children, and injured between 80 and more than 100 people. Among the victims was a 49-year old Palestinian woman Suhaila Masbah Abu Saada (Umm Fathi) who was killed alongside her seven children and two grandchildren, one of whom was only four months old. One of her daughters had her wedding just a day before her death.

The Palestinian Information Center’s Twitter account (@PalinfoAr) posted videos showing the direct aftermath of the attack, the rescue efforts amidst rubble and dust and bodies of people carried on stretchers.

IQ news reported quoting a Hamas statement that the massacre in Al-Fakhoura neighborhood “claimed the lives of about 27 martyrs and more than 80 injured civilians.” A Facebook user Khalil Ziadeh reported that Al-Herbawi family home and the homes adjacent to it were bombed, resulting in “more than 27 martyrs and 100 injured people,” sharing a video of the rescue efforts where injured and killed victims were pulled out the rubble and carried on stretchers. Orient Post later wrote that there were more than 100 injured. According to Wafa news, the killed and injured civilians were transferred to the Indonesian Hospital in the neighboring town of Beit Lahia. Wafa news as well as a Facebook user Hamdi L. Behairy shared the shocking images of the injured small children, some of them crying and some of them carried on stretchers to the hospital.

Social media tributes by family relatives and friends helped Airwars to identify the names of 38 people killed and four injured civilians belonging to the Abu Saada, Abu Aita, Al-Herbawi, Hammad, and al-Harash families. According to a Facebook post by Mahmoud Abu Znada media platform, members of the Al-Balbisi and Qadas families were also killed, but further details about them are unknown.

Abu Saada family

49-year Suhaila Masbah Abu Saada (Um Fathi) was killed alongside her seven children and two grandchildren, namely, her son Fathi Mufid Abu Saada, her six daughters Lina Mufid Abu Saada, Iman Mufid Abu Saada, Islam Mufid Abu Saada (wife of Abdullah Hammad), Israa Mufid Abu Saada, Hadeel Mufid Abu Saada, and Hala Mufid Abu Saada, as well as a daughter of Lina, Alina Muhammad Abu Saada, and a 4-month old son of Islam Mahmoud Abdullah Hammad.

According to the Twitter/X tribute by “Martyrs of Gaza”, Suhaila Abu Saada became an orphan at the age of five. She was a widow of Mufid Abu Saada, who was killed in an Israeli strike in the vicinity of a UN facility in 2009. She raised her nine children (eight daughters and one son) alone. Two of her daughters survived the attack.

“Martyrs of Gaza” wrote about the late Suhaila that “she dedicated her life to raising and educating all her children. Despite all the difficulties and challenges she faced, she was both the mother and father figure, as well as the warm homeland for her children. She possesses a social personality and is loved by everyone who knows her.”  Two images of the smiling Suhaila in white and black hijabs were also shared.

Suhalia’s cousin Nehad Awad described her cousin as a “persevering, struggling, and courageous mother”.  He also shared the fact that the late daughter of Suhalia, an engineer named Hadeel Mufid Abu Saada, was a bride whose wedding happened just a day before her death. Her other daughter Israa was a diligent schoolgirl who dreamt of studying architecture, while Iman was a kind and cheerful girl.

Two children of Suhalia, her son Fathi and her daughter Iman, were 21-year-old twins. The Twitter/X account of “Martyrs of Gaza” in its tribute named “The Twin Martyrs” described the engineer Fathi as “a calm, gentle, intelligent young man, dedicated to his studies and respectful to his mother and sisters.” Fathi dreamt of opening an engineering office together with his sisters Hadeel and Israa who were also engineers, but this dream was left unfulfilled. The last words he uttered were, “Alhamdulillah… May Allah have mercy on us… Pray for us.”

Iman was described by Martyrs of Gaza as “a kind-hearted girl who loved life, worked diligently in her studies and was a freelance marketer in the field of digital marketing”. It was written that she possessed a leadership personality and a beloved positive energy that touched everyone who knew her. The last words of Iman were “Blessed are the martyrs. I wish to see myself as a martyr while wrapped in a shroud.”

A surviving husband of Suhalia’s daughter Lina Mohammad Abu Saada shared his grief over losing his wife, daughter and cousins on Facebook, writing that “May God have mercy on you all and he accepts you as martyrs.” He also shared an image of a small girl aged approximately one or two years old, apparently his deceased daughter Alina. A brother of Suhaila, Omm Saoud Abu Saada, also shared several images of the small smiling Alina, calling her the “joy of my heart and my pearl”.

Suhalia’s sister Samah Dawoud Ahmed Abed Abu Saada (Umm Al-Abd Al-Shalfouh) was also killed in the attack alongside her children – two daughters Nada Abu Saada and Malak Abu Saada, and two sons Abboud Abu Saada and Hamoud Abu Saada.

A brother of Suhaila, Abed al Rahman, wrote a heartfelt testimony on Facebook being “in widespread sadness, in deep pain inside”, mourning the loss of his two sisters and 13 more family members. He called the late Suhaila “my sister and second mother, the crown of my head”, her son Fathi his “fifth brother”, her daughter Israa “the light of my eyes”, and Samah’s daughter Nada as “closest to his heart”.  Also Suhaila and her sister Samah were mentioned in the Facebook tributes by Amal Yousef Aziz and Mohammed Aziz. Amal wrote that the late Samah was “her beloved aunt”.

Abu Aita family

A Facebook post by Gehad Abu Yazan reported about the tragedy in the Abu Aita family. Gehad’s grandfather, Haji Hamed Abu Aita (Abu Haled) was killed alongside his 11-year old grandson Ilyas Tareq Hamed Abu Aita and two granddaughters (children), Tala Saed Abu Aita and Layan Ra’ed Abu Aita as well as his daughter-in-law Mountaha Abu Aita. Hamed’s two sons Tareq Hamed Abu Aita and Saed Ahmad Abu Aita as well as Tareq’s daughter Joud Tareq Abu Aita were injured in the attack. Gehad shared a picture of his late grandfather – an elderly man in a suit and a red-black tie.

Al-Herbawi family

Gehad Abu Yazan also wrote about the strikes against the homes of his uncles, Wajih Al-Herbawi and Abu Hassan Al-Herbawi, which resulted in the death of Muhammad Tahseen Al-Herbawi, Abdel Azim Wajih Al-Herbawi and Sherine Al-Herbawi (Al-Ashqar). He also said that there were still missing people under the rubble, and the injured person was in a serious condition (it is unclear how many injuries he is referring to).

Hammad family

The Hammad family was connected with the Abu Saada family through Abdullah Hammad (not among the victims) whose wife Islam Mufid Abu Saada and child Mahmoud Abdullah Hammad were among those killed (mentioned above). The extended Hammad family also suffered additional losses in the attack. A woman Asmaa Jamal Hammad was killed along with her small sons, Hamza Hammad and Mohammad Hammad, while her husband Ahmad Hammad (Abu Hamza) was seriously injured. Asmaa’s cousin Baha Hammad wrote his condolence message on Facebook, sharing an image of two small smiling boys, Hamza and Mohahammad. A childhood friend of Asmaa, Ðuaa Madhoun, also wrote her tribute to the deceased woman.

A 34-year old Mohammad Shukri Hammad Hammad was killed alongside his daughters, Islam Hammad and Malak Hammad.

Al-Harash family

Dozens of martyrs were reported by Basil Al-Harsh in the house of his uncle Ziad Al-Harash located in the Al-Fakhoura area, among them his sons and his grandchildren. Abu Muhammad wrote in a Facebook post that his mother-in-law Hajja/Nidal Al-Harash was killed alongside her son, Mahmoud Ziad Al-Harash and Abu Muhammad’s sister Amal Al-Harash Abu Ghaben. Among the victims killed in the attack was also the wife of his cousin, Doaa Al-Harash Hejaz and his daughter, Diana Al-Harash. There were still missing women and children under the rubble, according to him.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces. According to Wafa news, the airstrike happened without prior warning.

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 evening.

The victims were named as:

Family members (15)

Suhaila Masbah Abu Saada (Um Fathi) سهيلة داود احمد عابد ابو سعدة
49 years old female killed
Fathi Mufid Abu Saada فتحي مفيد ابو سعدة
21 years old male killed
Lina Mufid Abu Saada لينا مفيد ابو سعدة
Adult female killed
Alina Muhammad Abu Saada ألينا محمد ابو سعدة
Child female killed
Iman Mufid Abu Saada ايمان مفيد ابو سعدة
21 years old female killed
Israa Mufid Abu Saada اسراء مفيد ابو سعدة
female killed
Hadeel Mufid Abu Saada هديل مفيد ابو سعدة
25 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 404129553
Hala Mufid Abu Saada حلا مفيد ابو سعدة
female killed
Samah Dawoud Ahmed Abed Abu Saada سماح داود احمد عابد ابو سعدة
female killed
Nada ندى
female killed
Abboud عبود
male killed
Hamoud حمود
male killed
Malak ملاك
female killed
Islam Mufid Abu Saada اسلام مفيد أبو سعدى
female killed
Mahmoud Abdullah Hammad محمود عبدالله حماد
4 months years old male killed

Family members (7)

Ahmad Hammad احمد حماد
male injured
Asmaa Jamal Hammad اسماء جمال حماد
female killed
Hamza Hammad حمزة حماد
Child male killed
Mohammad Hammad حمد حماد
3 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 444969463
Mohmmad Shukri Hammad محمد شكري حماد
34 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 802380964
Islam Hammad اسلام حماد
Child female killed
Malak Hammad ملاك حماد
13 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 429761034

Family members (3)

Muhammad Tahseen Al-Herbawi محمد تحسين الهرباوي
male killed
Abdel Azim Wajih Al-Herbawi عبد العظيم وجيه الهرباوي
27 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 401162466
Sherine Al-Herbawi (Al-Ashqar) شيرين الهرباوي
killed

Family members (8)

Haji Hamed Abu Aita (Abu Haled) حماد أبو عيطة
77 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 413044207
Ilyas Tareq Hamed Abu Aita الياس طارق ابو عيطة
11 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 432194793
Tala Saed Abu Aita تالا سائد ابو عيطة
female killed
Layan Ra’ed Abu Aita ليان رائد ابو عيطة
9 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 434612008
Mountaha Abu Aita منتهى ابو عيطة
37 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 801433509
Tareq Hamed Abu Aita طارق حماد ابو عيطة
male injured
Saed Ahmad Abu Aita سائد احمد ابو عيطة
male injured
Joud Tareq Abu Aita جود طارق ابو عيطة
female injured

Family members (5)

Um Nidal Al-Harsh أم نضال الهرش
Adult female killed
Mahmoud Ziad Al-Harash محمود زياد الهرش
32 years old male (Mohammad on Ministry of Health list) killed Matched to MoH ID 803437268
Amal Al-Harash Abu Ghaben أمل الهرش
female killed
Doaa Al-Harsh Hejazi دعاء الهرش
28 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 400515870دعاء
Diana Al-Harsh دينا الهرش
Adult female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    38
  • (11 children12 women6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    80–101
  • 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

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Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    38
  • (11 children12 women6 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    80–101
  • 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 (47) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT0200b

Incident date

October 14, 2023

Location

الزيتون, Zeitoun, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.485479, 34.444885 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On Saturday, October 14th 2023, at least 27 members of the Malika family including 11 women, two of whom were pregnant, were killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike on a house belonging to the Malika family in the Al Zeitoun neighborhood southeast of Gaza.

Malek Malika, a relative of the family, mourned the death of his “uncles and aunts, their sons, daughters and grandchildren”, and included their names – Muhammad Assad Malika (Abu Rashid), his wife Ahlam al-Sharbasi, their son Abdul Rahman Muhammad Malika, their daughters Maryam Muhammad Malika, Khadija Muhammad Malika, Aisha Muhammad Malika, Fatima Muhammad Malika, their pregnant daughter-in-law Batoul Murtaja, Ahmed Assad Malika, his wife Halima Rizq al-Hattab (Umm Osama), their sons Mahmoud Ahmed Malika, Omar Ahmed Malika, Alaa Ahmed Malika, Bilal Ahmed Malika, their daughters Nour Ahmed Malika, Mona Ahmed Malika, their pregnant daughter-in-law Malak al-Zamili, Hamdan Asaad Malika, his wife Elham Rizq al-Hattab, their sons Adam Hamdan Malika, Muhammad Hamdan Malika, their daughter Shaima Hamdan Malika, Amna Asaad Malika, her daughter Hoda Yahya Siyam, her son Muhammad Yahya Siam, Nafya Asaad Malika, and her daughter Marwa Amjad Abu al-Naga. These names were corroborated by Rabeha Nabeel and Aya Karim on social media.

Palestinian News and Shadi Press reported on the bombing, stating that the “Malika family was targeted in the Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, east of Gaza”. Sources on social media Ahmad Mazen and al Sharawmo attributed the bombing to Israeli forces. Mahmoud Harara reported that the burial ceremony for 15 of the victims from the Malika family took place at the Shujaiya cemetery, and included a video of the ceremony. Heba Shaban mourned the death of 25 members of the Malika family, while Ayman Malika, a relative of the family, said “More than twenty martyrs from the Malika cousin family died”, adding that the bombing came without warning. Sources did not specify any injuries.

Elham Rizq al-Hattab was a lawyer, according to a source on social media who offered their condolences, and Halima Rizq al-Hattab was killed with her entire family save for two of her sons. Muhammad Malika was mourned by his colleague at the Palestine Secondary School for Boys named Mahmoud Maher Abu Sharkh, saying he was a “A sweetheart, a beloved colleague with a beautiful smile.” Lama om Yazam and Ahmed Khodeh revealed that among the victims killed was a woman who was nine months pregnant, with the latter sharing a heartbreaking video of the baby that was killed – the identity of the mother is unclear as two of the victims killed, Batoul Murtaja and Malak al-Zamili, were reportedly pregnant. Ahmed Khodeh reported that the paramedic Mahmoud al-Sarhi who arrived at the site of the bombing found out that his fiancee, who had sent him a text the night of the bombing, was among those killed. Mahmoud mourned his fiancee on social media, saying “She has moved to the mercy of God Almighty (Princess) ‘Noor Ahmed Assad Malika’, my fiancée and my soul” – they were supposed to be married the following week.

Airwars was able to find all but three of the named victims among 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 (27)

Muhammad Asaad Malaka محمد اسعد ملكة
55 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 954893749
Ahlam Al-Sharbasi احلام الشرباصي
50 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 950608018
Abdul Rahman Muhammad Malaka عبد الرحمن محمد ملكة
11 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 433163672
Maryam Muhammad Malika مريم محمد ملكة
24 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 404604415
Khadija Muhammad Malika خديجة محمد ملكة
22 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 407055045
Aisha Muhammad Malika عائشة محمد ملكة
14 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 425892353
Fatima Muhammad Malika فاطمة محمد ملكة
17 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 424394914
Batoul Murtaja بتول مرتجى
19 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 409914975
Ahmed Asaad Malika احمد اسعد ملكة
50 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 931695688
Halima Rizq Al-Hattab حليمة رزق الحطاب
50 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 954747283
Mahmoud Ahmed Malika محمود احمد ملكة
30 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 804672889
Omar Ahmed Malika عمر احمد ملكة
28 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 400564993
Alaa Ahmed Malika علاء احمد ملكة
24 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 405259896
Bilal Ahmed Malika بلال احمد ملكة
15 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 421208208
Nour Ahmed Malika نور احمد ملكة
27 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 402263669
Mona Ahmed Malika منى احمد ملكة
12 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 432265197
Malak Al-Zamili ملاك الزميلي
24 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 405434580
Hamdan Asaad Malika حمدان اسعد ملكة
46 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 901652321
Elham Rizq Al-Hattab الهام رزق الحطاب
45 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 900656414
Adam Hamdan Malika ادم حمدان ملكة
16 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 421849217
Muhammad Hamdan Malaka محمد حمدان ملكة
7 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 435072376
Shaima Hamdan شيماء حمدان ملكة
19 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 421159443
Amna Asaad Malika امنة اسعد ملكة
killed
Hoda Yahya Siyam هدى يحيى صيام
female killed
Muhammad Yahya Siam محمد يحيى صيام
31 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 803548510
Nayfa Asaad Malika نايفة اسعد ملكة
44 years old female killed Matched to MoH ID 903490837
Marwa Abu Al-Naga مروى ابو النجا
female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    27
  • (7–8 children11–12 women7 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Zeitoun (الزيتون) neighbourhood south of Gaza city (غزة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.485479, 34.444885. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    27
  • (7–8 children11–12 women7 men)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (25) [ collapse]