Following Threats, Israeli Army Kills Father of Palestinian Journalist Anas al-Sharif

Palestinian journalist Anas al-Sharif. (Photo: via AJA, Video grab)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Israeli occupation warplanes bombed the family house of Palestinian journalist Anas al-Sharif, in the Jabaliya refugee camp, killing his father, Jamal.

According to Al-Jazeera, the bombing came after threats al-Sharif had received from the Israeli army. 

Al-Sharif told Al-Jazeera that Israeli aircraft targeted the house where his father Jamal lived. The 65-year-old man was killed instantly. 

Al-Sharif also said that he was unable to reach the house immediately after the strike, due to the continuous Israeli bombing. 

Al-Sharif’s father was buried in the yard of a UN school where many displaced Palestinians are taking shelter. 

The Palestinian journalist told Al-Jazeera that the Israeli occupation repeatedly asked him not to publish his photos and videos. He revealed that he had received threats from Israeli officers to stop his coverage of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

However, Al-Sharif pledged to continue covering the crimes of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinians in Gaza.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, 18,205 Palestinians have been killed and 49,645 wounded in Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza starting on October 7. Palestinian and international estimates say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.


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