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Wael al-Dahdouh’s son Hamza killed in Israeli strike, Al Jazeera says

Wael al-Dahdouh’s son Hamza killed in Israeli strike, Al Jazeera says


Wael al-Dahdouh, the Al Jazeera Gaza bureau chief whose spouse, 15-year-old son, 7-year-old daughter and 1½-year-old grandson had been killed throughout an Israeli assault in October, has misplaced one other of his kids in an Israeli airstrike, Al Jazeera Arabic reported Sunday.

Hamza al-Dahdouh was killed west of Khan Younis, within the southern Gaza Strip, the Qatari-based information outlet stated in a tweet, with footage of Wael al-Dahdouh carrying his press vest, holding his son’s hand and crying.

The youthful Dahdouh, a journalist like his father, was killed alongside Mustafa Thuraya, the Palestinian authorities media workplace stated in a press release on Telegram, including that the pair had been touring in a car throughout press protection when the automotive was attacked.

“Nothing is more durable than the ache of loss. And while you expertise this ache time after time, it turns into more durable and extra extreme,” Wael al-Dahdouh informed Al Jazeera on Sunday.

“I want that the blood of my son Hamza is the final of journalists and the final of individuals right here in Gaza and for this bloodbath to cease,” he stated, including that like him, his son had been working for Al Jazeera to doc the struggling contained in the enclave. “Your complete world ought to see what is going on right here within the Gaza strip.”

The Israel Protection Forces didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon the dying of Dahdouh’s son.

In December, Wael al-Dahdouh was handled for shrapnel wounds after an Israeli drone strike on Khan Younis that killed Al Jazeera cameraman Samer Abu Daqqa.

The October strike additionally killed eight members of Dahdouh’s prolonged household. He discovered in regards to the bombing whereas reporting reside.

On the time, the Israeli army stated it “focused Hamas terrorist infrastructure within the space” with out offering additional particulars or proof.

Dahdouh has now misplaced three of his eight kids, Hamza, Sham and Mahmoud. In a message to his father the day earlier than he died, Hamza al-Dahdouh wrote on social media: “You might be affected person, father. Don’t lose religion in God’s mercy. Make sure that God will reward you due to your endurance.”

At the very least 77 journalists and media staff have been killed since Hamas’s Oct 7. assault on Israel, in line with the Committee to Shield Journalists.

Shuruq As’advert, spokeswoman for the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, based mostly within the West Financial institution, stated in a WhatsApp message that she was “shocked, unhappy and indignant” over the killing of Hamza al-Dahdouh and Thuraya and stated the car they had been touring in to report on the battle Sunday was clearly marked with press stickers.

Niha Masih contributed to this report



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