An Al Jazeera cameraman, Samer Abu Daqqa, lost his life, and the network’s chief Gaza correspondent, Wael al-Dahdouh, sustained injuries during an Israeli strike on a school providing refuge to displaced individuals in Gaza, according to the broadcaster. Abu Daqqa and al-Dahdouh had visited Farhana school in Khan Younis, which had already been struck earlier in the day. While at the location, an Israeli drone launched a second strike on the school, as reported by the network.
In response to the incident, Al Jazeera issued a statement, holding Israel responsible for the deliberate targeting and killing of their journalists and their families. The statement highlighted the dire circumstances surrounding Abu Daqqa’s injury, asserting that he was left to bleed for over five hours, as Israeli forces obstructed ambulances and rescue workers from reaching him, thereby denying essential emergency treatment.