Wael al-Dahdouh, head of Al Jazeera’s Gaza bureau, left the Palestinian territory on Tuesday, he informed AFP, after Israeli assaults killed his spouse, a number of youngsters and a colleague.
Scenes of Dahdouh mourning his household and fleeing Gaza Metropolis on foot have been broadcast worldwide in latest weeks since battle broke out between Hamas militants and Israel on October 7.
Chatting with an AFP journalist in southern Gaza, the 53-year-old mentioned he had crossed the Rafah border crossing with Egypt.
Dahdouh mentioned he’ll journey on to Qatar, the place he’ll endure surgical procedure on a wound he suffered throughout an Israeli assault final month that killed the Qatar-based community’s cameraman Samer Abu Daqqa and a number of other others.
His spouse, two of their youngsters and a grandson had been killed in an October bombing of the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, whereas his eldest son was killed this month in assaults on a automobile in Rafah.
Dahdouh entered Egypt with a relative on Tuesday after 4 of his youngsters crossed final week, he informed AFP.
Khaled Elbalshy, head of Egypt’s Journalists Syndicate, mentioned the group spoke to Dahdouh after he left Gaza.
The syndicate “thanks all Egyptian authorities businesses and those that made efforts to help within the Wael Dahdouh case and to deal with injured Palestinians,” Elbalshy wrote on Fb.
In accordance with a rely by the Committee to Shield Journalists, at the very least 82 journalists have been killed in the course of the battle, 75 of them in Gaza.
At the least 24,285 Palestinians, greater than 70 % of whom are girls, younger youngsters and adolescents, have been killed within the Gaza Strip in Israeli bombardments and floor offensives since October 7, in accordance with the Hamas authorities’s well being ministry.
The unprecedented Hamas assault on October 7 resulted within the deaths of about 1,140 individuals in Israel, most of them civilians, in accordance with an AFP rely primarily based on official Israeli figures.
Militants additionally dragged about 250 hostages again to Gaza, of whom Israel says 132 stay there, together with at the very least 25 believed killed.