Wael Al-Dahdouh, the Al Jazeera correspondent in Gaza whose family members were killed in an Israeli airstrike Wednesday, is back on air less than a day after the tragedy. The Palestinian journalist, who lost his wife and two children while reporting live in the northern region of the enclave, thanked his viewers for supporting him through the horrific loss in a video statement Wednesday. “It is our duty to get back to it quickly regardless of everything,” he said, in between live dispatches about Israel’s bombardment campaign. “It is my duty, despite the pain and the bleeding wound, to come back and meet you, through the camera and through our communication channels. Thank you so much.”
Less than 24 hrs after #Israeli strikes killed his wife, son Mahmoud (16), daughter Sham (7) & grandchild Adam (18m), the voice of #Gaza, @WaelDahdouh is back in front of the camera to report the ongoing Israeli offensive on the besieged enclave.
This is his response to them. pic.twitter.com/9bl0PTUKgA
— Arwa Ibrahim (@arwaib) October 26, 2023