Al Jazeera Gaza correspondent loses 4 family members in an Israeli airstrike

'Their home was targeted in the Nuseirat camp in the centre of Gaza'

Israel Palestinians Al-Jazeera correspondent Wael Dahdouh holds his grandson killed in an Israeli airstrike at Nuisserat refugee camp, outside a hospital in Deir al Balah, south of the Gaza Strip, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023 | AP

News channel Al Jazeera has said that four members of the family of one of its correspondents were killed on Wednesday night in an Israeli air strike that the Hamas-run enclave's health ministry said killed at least 25 people, a Reuters report reads.

The Israeli Defence Forces haven't commented on the strike yet. Al Jazeera Gaza bureau chief Wael al-Dahdouh's family had fled to the area after an Israeli warning as it plans a Gaza ground incursion. 

"Their home was targeted in the Nuseirat camp in the centre of Gaza, where they had sought refuge after being displaced by the initial bombardment in their neighbourhood, following Prime Minister Netanyahu’s call for all civilians to move south," Al Jazeera said. "The network strongly condemns the indiscriminate targeting and killing of innocent civilians in Gaza, which has led to the loss of Wael Al-Dahdouh's family and countless others," the news channel added.

The air strike killed al-Dahdouh's wife, son, daughter and grandson. 21 others were killed in the same strike. “What happened is clear. This is a series of targeted attacks on children, women and civilians. I was just reporting from Yarmouk about such an attack, and the Israeli raids have targeted many areas, including Nuseirat,” he told Al Jazeera.

Since the attacks began on October 7, Israeli strikes have killed over 6,500 people in Gaza and displaced close to 600,000 people. On October 23, India sent medical aid and disaster relief supplies to Gaza. On Wednesday, the UK organization Oxfam accused Israel of using starvation as a weapon of war.

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