Palestinian journalist killed in Gaza airstrike

Palestinians gather near a burning building that police said was destroyed by an Israeli Air strike in Gaza City July 31, 2014.

Mohammed Daher, a journalist for al-Risalah newspaper based in the Gaza strip, has died of injuries sustained when from an Israeli strike that hit his home in the strip’s Shujaiyya neighborhood, Palestinian medical sources have announced.

Many of his family members were also killed in the strike, Al Arabiya News reported on Thursday.

Daher’s death is the latest of a total of nine journalists killed in the Gaza strip since the beginning of the ongoing Israeli offensive on Gaza.

Medical sources also announced on Wednesday the death of two photojournalists working for al-Aqsa channel, Sameh al-Aryan and Rami Rayyan. They died in an attack by Israeli forces that took place in Eastern Gaza.

One of the other nine journalists killed, one, Ahed Afif Zaqout, worked as a sports commentator for several channels who was killed by an Israeli shelling attack on his house.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44