Wael Al-Dahdouh arrives in Qatar to receive medical treatment

Wael Dahdouh
The Palestinian journalist and bureau chief of Al-Jazeera in Gaza, Wael Al-Dahdouh. (Photo: Twitter/X)
DOHA – On Tuesday, Palestinian journalist and bureau chief of Al-Jazeera in Gaza, Wael Al-Dahdouh, arrived in Doha to receive medical treatment for injuries sustained during Israeli bombardment, Al-Jazeera and CNN Arabic reported.اضافة اعلان

Dahdouh and his colleague, Samer Abu Daqqa, were targeted on December 15, 2023, while covering the Israeli strike on Farhanah School in Khan Yunis, in southern Gaza. Dahdouh luckily made it out alive; however, Abu Daqqa was unfortunately killed by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF).

After being allowed to leave Egypt via the Rafah Border Crossing, Dahdouh boarded a Qatari evacuation jet headed to Doha.

“Today marks the beginning of my treatment journey... We will return to our work after treating my hand. We appreciate any efforts made by Egypt, as well as other countries that support our people’s rights. Hopefully, these efforts will culminate in the return of rights to the Palestinian people, and these wars and pains will come to an end,” Dahdouh stated in an interview with the Egyptian news channel, Al-Qahera News.

Despite personal tragedy and danger, Dahdouh remains a constant and steadfast presence on Al-Jazeera, covering the war’s developments, particularly its humanitarian aspects and the suffering of Gaza’s residents, for over 100 days.

He tragically lost several family members, including his wife, three of his children, and a grandchild, at the beginning of the IOF’s siege on Gaza. His eldest son, journalist Hamza Al-Dahdouh, 27, was also killed earlier this year in an Israeli airstrike west of Khan Yunis.

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