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2 journalists killed in Israeli airstrike in S. Gaza

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-01-07 19:12
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GAZA -- Two journalists were killed and another journalist was injured on Sunday in an Israeli airstrike targeting their vehicle in the southern Gaza Strip, according to Hamas media office.

In a statement, the office identified the two journalists as Hamza Al-Dahdouh and Mustafa Thuraya, whose car was targeted by an Israeli bombing during their press coverage in Rafah in the far south of the Palestinian enclave.

Hamza Al-Dahdouh was the eldest son of Al Jazeera correspondent Wael Al-Dahdouh, whose wife and a number of family members were killed in October in an Israeli bombing in the central Gaza Strip.

The office condemned "the continuing crimes committed by the Israeli army against journalists, which were aimed at intimidating journalists and attempting to obscure the truth by preventing them from media coverage."

The number of journalists killed in the Gaza Strip since Oct 7 has risen to 109, the statement said, calling on press unions to pressure Israel to stop its attacks against journalists.

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