Palestinian Journalists Al-Dahdouh, Abu Daqqa Injured while Covering Israeli Bombing in Khan Yunis

Palestinian journalist Wael al-Dahdouh was injured while covering an Israeli bombing in Khan Yunis. (Photo: via social media)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Wael al-Dahdouh and cameraman Samer Abu Daqqa were injured while covering an Israeli bombing that targeted a school in Khan Yunis.

Iconic Palestinian journalist Wael al-Dahdouh and cameraman Samer Abu Daqqa were injured during their coverage of an Israeli bombing that targeted a school in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, Al-Jazeera reported.

According to Al-Jazeera correspondent, Al-Dahdouh and Abu Daqqa were working in the vicinity of a school targeted by Israeli forces on Friday morning.

The two journalists were apparently injured by fragments of a missile fired by an Israeli reconnaissance plane.

Al-Dahdouh was injured in the arm and transferred to Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis to receive treatment.

Abu Daqqa, however, is reportedly still lying on the ground and trapped inside Farhana School in Khan Yunis.

Ambulance teams were unable to evacuate the wounded from the school.

Targeting Journalists

The International Federation of Journalists said it was “deeply shocked” by the incident.

The federation renewed its call on the Israeli forces to protect the lives of journalists.

89 journalists have been killed since the start of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip on October 7.

Targeting Families of Journalists

Members of al-Dahdouh’s family, including his wife, son, and daughter, were killed in an Israeli bombing targeting a house in the Nuseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, on October 25.

On Monday, Israeli occupation aircraft bombed the family home of Palestinian journalist Anas al-Sharif in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza, killing his father. The bombing came after threats al-Sharif received from the occupation army.

The parents of Moamen al-Sharafi, as well as a number of his brothers and their children, were also killed in the Israeli occupation bombing of Jabaliya camp.

Likewise, 19 members of the family of Muhammad Abu Al-Qumsan were killed, including his father and two of his sisters, in a massacre in Jabaliya camp.


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