Two Al Jazeera journalists wounded in Israeli assault in southern Gaza | Israel-Palestine battle Information


Two Al Jazeera Arabic journalists have been wounded whereas masking an Israeli assault on a college in Khan Younis, southern Gaza.

Wael Dahdouh, Gaza bureau chief for Al Jazeera Arabic, and cameraperson Samer Abudaqa have been masking an earlier air strike at Farhana college in Khan Younis once they have been wounded on Friday by shrapnel from an Israeli missile assault.

Dahdouh was hit by shrapnel on his higher arm, and was transferred to Nasser Hospital with minor accidents.

Abudaqa sustained shrapnel accidents and remained close to the scene of the incident, which paramedics have been unable to achieve attributable to Israeli fireplace, in accordance with Al Jazeera correspondent Tareq Abu Azzoum. Abudaqa’s situation was not instantly clear.

Witnesses stated there was heavy shelling within the space across the college.

“The ambulance finds it very troublesome to get to him,” Al Jazeera’s Hani Mahmoud reported from Rafah.

Many Palestinians from the central and northern elements of Gaza have sought shelter in Khan Younis because the warfare started in October. Many have now been pushed additional south in direction of the strip’s southernmost metropolis of Rafah after Israel intensified its army operations in Khan Younis.

The assault comes amid violent clashes between Palestinian fighters and the Israeli military in places throughout Gaza. Residents reported combating in Shejaya, Sheikh Radwan, Zeitoun, Tuffah, and Beit Hanoun in north Gaza, east of Maghazi in central Gaza and within the centre and northern fringes of Khan Younis, in accordance with the Reuters information service.

In late October, Wael Dahdouh misplaced 4 of his members of the family in an Israeli air raid.

His household had been in search of refuge in Nuseirat camp within the centre of Gaza when their dwelling was bombed by Israeli forces, killing his spouse, Um Hamza, his 15-year-old son, Mahmoud, his seven-year-old daughter, Sham, and his grandson, Adam, who died in hospital hours later.

“Regardless of all of the difficulties, regardless of the loss of life of his household, he rebounded inside minutes to do his job once more. And now, Wael is the sufferer,” stated Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst Marwan Bishara.

The Worldwide Federation of Journalists (IFJ) stated it was “shocked” on the assault.

“We condemn the assault and reiterate our demand that journalists’ lives have to be safeguarded,” it stated in a put up on X.

An IFJ report printed final week discovered that 72 % of journalists who died on the job this yr have been killed within the Gaza warfare.

‘Knowledgeable, robust crew’

The 2 journalists have labored along with Al Jazeera Arabic since earlier than the warfare.

“[Samer] and Wael make up a really skilled, robust crew on the bottom, documenting every part and bringing all of the details and reside footage of what the Palestinian folks have been going by way of,” Hani Mahmoud stated.

“However significantly with this warfare, given its depth in scale and magnitude and the sheer quantity of destruction, they’ve been on the forefront of masking each little element that one may need forgotten about,” he added.

Jodie Ginsberg, the president of the Committee to Defend Journalists, stated Palestinian journalists in Gaza felt deserted by the worldwide group.

“The function of journalists in such a state of affairs is completely very important – significantly in Gaza the place we’ve seen the sorts of establishments that historically additionally assist with the sorts of documentation concerning the influence, just like the UN officers, have left – so we’re actually solely left with the Gazan journalists doing this essential documentation work,” she instructed Al Jazeera.

“The worldwide governments’ failure to push for an finish to this battle is more and more creating an actual sense of abandonment amongst the group and significantly amongst the journalist group in Palestine and the area,” Ginsberg stated.


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