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Israeli Airstrike in Gaza Claims Lives of Journalist’s Family Amid Conflict

In a tragic turn of events, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed conducting an airstrike on what they described as “Hamas terrorist infrastructure” in Gaza, resulting in the deaths of 12 members of an Al Jazeera journalist’s family. The strike targeted a house in the Nuseirat refugee camp where the relatives of Al Jazeera’s Gaza bureau chief, Wael Al-Dahdouh, had sought shelter after being displaced.

Al-Dahdouh’s wife, son, daughter, and grandson were among the casualties. While the IDF stated that its actions adhere to relevant international law provisions, including precautions to minimize civilian casualties, this incident has sparked further concerns.

The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, stemming from a significant Hamas attack on October 7, has led to the deaths of 24 journalists and numerous civilians, amplifying the toll on both sides.