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Al-Dahdouh arrives in Doha for medical treatment

Wednesday 17-January-2024


Wael al-Dahdouh, Al-Jazeera’s Gaza bureau chief, has arrived in Doha, where he will undergo treatment for injuries sustained during an Israeli strike that wounded him and killed his colleague, Samer Abu Daqqa while reporting on the Israeli attacks on Khan Younis.

Al-Dahdouh arrived in Egypt earlier Tuesday, before continuing his trip to the Qatari capital, Doha.

The Egyptian Journalists Syndicate thanked Egyptian authorities for responding to their request to facilitate the entry of Wael Al-Dahdouh to Egypt to receive treatment.

The head of the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate, Khaled El-Balshi, announced in a statement on Tuesday that the Syndicate had contacted Al-Dahdouh after his arrival on the Egyptian side of Rafah crossing to check on him.

According to the Syndicate’s statement, “Al-Dahdouh thanked the Egyptian state, all Egyptian journalists, and the Syndicate’s council for their support for him and for the Palestinian cause. He also thanked his colleagues in Al-Jazeera for their support.

Israeli occupation army targeted Al-Dahdouh’s family on October 25, leading to the martyrdom of his wife, son, daughter, grandson, and 8 other members of his family, in an airstrike that hit the home they were sheltering in at the Nuseirat refugee camp, after being displaced from their house in Gaza City.

On December 15, Al-Jazeera cameraman Samer Abu Daqqa was martyred, and Wael Al-Dahdouh was injured in an Israeli bombing that targeted Haifa School in Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip.

On January 7, Al-Dahdouh’s son, journalist Hamza, was martyred, along with his colleague, journalist Mustafa Thuraya, after they were targeted by the Israeli occupation with a missile from a drone west of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip.

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