Israeli strikes on Gaza kill two more Palestinian journalists and their families

Israeli strikes on Gaza kill two more Palestinian journalists and their families
Another Palestinian journalist was killed early on Monday in an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip, pushing the death toll to 121 since 7 October.
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29 January, 2024
Israel has killed over 120 journalists since its onslaught on Gaza on 7 October [Getty]

Two Palestinian journalists were killed in overnight Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian news agency Wafa, pushing the total number of reporters killed by Israel since 7 October to 122.

Palestine TV journalist Isam Al-Lulu was killed in an Israeli attack on the town of Al-Zawayda, which also killed his wife and his two children, the agency said.

A residential building housing dozens of displaced people in central Gaza was bombed, Al Jazeera said.

Another journalist, identified as Mohammed Abdelfattah Atallah, a reporter for the Al-Resalah Press outlet, was killed with his family, according to Al-Quds Network.

Gaza's media office said on Monday that the latest killings brought the total number of journalists killed by Israel since the beginning of its war on the enclave on 7 October up to 122.

Israel has launched relentless air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip since 7 October, killing over 26,000 people - mostly women and children - and injured at least 65,000 people.

The onslaught displaced at least 85 percent of the besieged enclave's population and the strict limiting of aid supplies into the strip set the grounds for famine.

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Despite a provisional ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Israel continues its onslaught on the Gaza Strip, targeting media workers, hospitals, schools, and civilian structures.

Earlier this month, Hamza Dahdouh, the eldest son of Al Jazeera’s Gaza bureau chief, Wael Dahdouh, was killed by an Israeli missile strike in the western part of Khan Younis, Gaza.

Journalist Mustafa Thuraya was also killed in the attack, when the vehicle they were travelling in near al-Mawasi, a supposedly safe area towards the southwest, was struck by the missile.

In December, an Al Jazeera camera operator, Samir Abudaqa, was wounded in a drone strike and trapped in a UN school.

When people attempted to rescue Abudaqa and take him for treatment, they were also shot. He died of his injuries several hours later.