Israeli Drone Attack Kills Al Jazeera Cameraman at UN Refugee Center in Gaza

Israeli Drone Attack Kills Al Jazeera Cameraman at UN Refugee Center in Gaza

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Samer Abu Daqqa, a father of four and a photographer for Al Jazeera news network, lost his life in an Israeli drone strike at the Farhana School, a United Nations-marked refugee center in Khan Yunis, Gaza.

The attack also injured Al Jazeera's chief correspondent, Wael Dahdouh, who spoke from his hospital bed, recounting the tragedy that claimed Abu Daqqa's life.

Abu Daqqa, among the network's press crew reporting on an earlier airstrike at the center, succumbed to his injuries at the school premises. Dahdouh, while managing to reach an ambulance, witnessed Abu Daqqa's tragic fate.

The Palestinian resistance movement in Gaza condemned the drone assault, labeling it as a targeted effort to silence media documenting Zionist atrocities in the region. They strongly urged international condemnation and decisive actions to safeguard both civilians and journalists from the occupation's severe actions.

The movement emphasized the unwavering dedication of journalists to their crucial role in shedding light on the ongoing suffering of the Palestinian people amidst the conflict. They stressed the resilience of these reporters, asserting that their presence in the field would persist as a testament to the unfolding tragedy faced by humanity.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent American NGO, the death toll among journalists and media workers has been over 90 since the start of an "unrelenting genocidal war" by the occupying regime of Israel on Gaza.

The Israeli war has resulted in the loss of nearly 19,000 lives, predominantly women and children.

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