A Palestinian journalist who has written for The Associated Press in Gaza and Al Jazeera, Fares Akram, says an Israeli airstrike that hit Gaza killed 18 of his family members last Friday. “With no internet and phone connection, it took 12 hours to confirm that 18 of my extended family members lost their lives and 18 others remain trapped under the rubble,” he wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.
Late Friday, I got distressing news that an Israeli airstrike hit the #Gaza house where 10s of my relatives lived. With no internet & phone connection, it took 12 hours to confirm that 18 of my extended family members lost their lives & 18 others remain trapped under the rubble. pic.twitter.com/d5uGtZdMnF
— Fares Akram (@faresakram) October 28, 2023