NewsTragedy of Al-Jazeera reporter. He lost his wife, daughter, and son in Gaza

Tragedy of Al‑Jazeera reporter. He lost his wife, daughter, and son in Gaza

Tragedy of Al-Jazeera reporter. He lost his wife, daughter, and son in Gaza
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7:33 AM EDT, October 26, 2023

The head of the Qatari television station Al-Jazeera's office in the Gaza Strip, Wael al-Dahdouh, lost his wife, son, and daughter as a result of Israeli shelling of the enclave. Doctors are still fighting to save the life of his second son – reports the Al-Jazeera service.

Wael al-Dahdouh has been working for the Qatari station as a correspondent in the Gaza Strip for years. On Wednesday afternoon in a home in the refugee camp in Nusayrat, where his five-member family was staying, an Israeli artillery shell or air bomb hit (media reports are conflicting).

As a result of the explosion, his wife, 15-year-old son, and 7-year-old daughter were killed. According to Al-Jazeera, doctors are still fighting for the life of his injured son, Yahia.

The pictures of the desperate and trembling journalist have widely circulated in the Arab media.

Thousands of victims of Gaza bombings

The Israeli air force continues to carry out intensive bombings of the Gaza Strip. According to data from the Hamas health department, at least 6,546 Palestinians have been killed as a result, including 2,704 children, and over 17,400 have been injured.

Just within the last day, 756 people have died, of which 344, nearly half, are individuals under the age of 18. Most of these tragic events were recorded in the south of the Gaza Strip - the Reuters agency reported on Wednesday, citing a statement from Palestinian medical authorities associated with the terrorist organization Hamas.

As calculated by the Associated Press last Friday, in the conflicts that have been ongoing for several days, more civilians have already died than in the previous four wars between Israel and Palestine.

The current conflict began with an attack by the Palestinian Hamas, which breached Israeli territory on October 7, murdering residents of border towns and abducting them to the Gaza Strip. Approximately 1400 people were killed during this time, and no less than 222 were abducted, including children, women, and seniors.

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