Gaza: Israeli airstrike has killed the wife, son, daughter, and grandson of Wael Al Dahdouh who is Al Jazeera`s journalist and bureau chief in Gaza, Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday.
The Israeli airstrike hit a house in the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza where Wael`s family was taking shelter after being displaced, according to the news outlet.
“Members of the family of our colleague Wael Al Dahdouh, including his wife, son, and daughter, were martyred in an Israeli bombing,” Al Jazeera wrote in a statement today.
Meanwhile, members of the Al Jazeera Media Network condemn the killing of their colleague Wael Dahdouh’s family in the central Gaza Strip.
According to Al Jazeera Dahdouh’s family, who lived in Gaza City, fled Israel’s bombardment to stay with relatives in Nuseirat while he was covering the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
At least 22 journalists have been killed by Israeli attacks in the war that began on October 7, according to the news organization.
Al Jazeera Arabic presenter Tamer Almisshal said the killing of Dahdouh’s family members is part of ongoing Israeli targeting of Palestinian journalists, specifically of Dahdouh, Al Jazeera Arabic’s Gaza bureau chief, whom Almisshal referred to as the “voice of Gaza”.
“Wael Al-Dahdouh is a pillar in the world of journalism and in Gaza. He has covered the Israeli offensives and wars on Gaza for years, the targeting of journalists, and the killing of women and children.
“Wael has continued to report on Israeli atrocities despite the ongoing threats against him and his family, and he’s refused to leave Gaza in order to convey to the world what is happening there,” Almisshal said.