killed in Israeli airstrike – Al Jazeera

24 killed in Israeli airstrike – Al Jazeera

The Israel Protection Forces has claimed reporter Hamza Dahdouh and a colleague have been touring in the identical automobile as a terrorist working a drone

An Israeli airstrike killed two journalists and significantly injured one other in southern Gaza on Sunday, Al Jazeera has reported. The outlet mentioned that one of many reporters, Hamza Dahdouh, was the eldest son of its Gaza bureau chief, Wael Dahdouh, who beforehand misplaced a number of others relations in an Israeli assault.

The slain reporters had been planning to interview Palestinian civilians displaced by a earlier Israeli bombardment, based on Al Jazeera. Together with Dahdouh, Mustafa Thuria, a video stringer for AFP who additionally labored for the Qatar-based media outlet, misplaced his life within the airstrike. A 3rd reporter within the automobile survived the assault, Al Jazeera mentioned.

The Committee to Defend Journalists (CPJ) warned in December that journalists are being killed in Gaza at an unprecedented charge. At the very least 68 media professionals have reportedly died since hostilities between Israel and Hamas erupted on October 7. The overwhelming majority of the victims have been Palestinians, the NGO famous. Based on the CPJ, there may be an “obvious sample of [Israel] concentrating on journalists and their households.” As well as, 20 reporters have been detained by Israeli safety forces and one other three are lacking, it claimed.

In an announcement on Sunday, Al Jazeera referred to as on the Worldwide Prison Courtroom, the UN, and governments and human rights organizations to “maintain Israel accountable for its heinous crimes,” additionally demanding an finish “to the concentrating on and killing of journalists.

The Israel Protection Forces (IDF) claimed to the Occasions of Israel afterward Sunday that the 2 slain journalists had been touring in a automobile with a terrorist who was working a drone. Final month, the Israeli navy insisted its forces have “by no means, and can by no means, intentionally goal journalists.

Al Jazeera famous its Gaza bureau chief had already misplaced his spouse, daughter, one other son, and a grandson in an Israeli airstrike in late October. Dahdouh himself was wounded in an Israeli assault in December, with his cameraman later succumbing to his accidents.

Months of heavy Israeli aerial bombardment of Gaza and floor operations have left practically 23,000 Palestinians useless, based on native well being officers. The escalation was triggered by the shock Hamas incursion into Israeli territory on October 7, throughout which militants killed 1,200 folks. Some 240 folks have been additionally kidnapped, with 132 nonetheless in captivity.

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