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Injured Al Jazeera Star Flees Gaza After Losing Third Child to War<!-- wp:html --><p>Ahmad Hasaballah/Getty</p> <p>Al Jazeera’s <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/gaza">Gaza</a> bureau chief fled the country to treat an injury he received from an Israeli airstrike last month, he said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Wael al-Dahdouh <a href="https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20240116-al-jazeera-bureau-chief-leaves-gaza">told</a> the AFP that he had crossed the Rafah crossing into Egypt and was en route to Qatar to tend to his wounds. Al-Dahdouh’s departure came weeks after he buried his son, <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/al-jazeeras-wael-al-dahdouh-loses-another-child-hamza-al-dahdouh-in-israeli-airstrike">journalist Hamza al-Dahdouh</a>, after another attack on Gaza, a stark reminder of journalists’ risks in covering the Israeli government’s war in Gaza following the Oct. 7 attack.</p> <p>Four of al-Dahdouh’s surviving children crossed the border last week, according to the AFP. Khaled Elbalshy, the head of Egypt’s top journalist union, thanked the Egyptian government in a Facebook <a href="https://www.facebook.com/khaled.elbalshy1/posts/7391226580909991">post</a> and said he spoke to al-Dahdouh after he passed the crossing.</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/injured-al-jazeera-star-flees-gaza-after-losing-third-child-to-war">Read more at The Daily Beast.</a></p><!-- /wp:html -->

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Al Jazeera’s Gaza bureau chief fled the country to treat an injury he received from an Israeli airstrike last month, he said on Tuesday.

Wael al-Dahdouh told the AFP that he had crossed the Rafah crossing into Egypt and was en route to Qatar to tend to his wounds. Al-Dahdouh’s departure came weeks after he buried his son, journalist Hamza al-Dahdouh, after another attack on Gaza, a stark reminder of journalists’ risks in covering the Israeli government’s war in Gaza following the Oct. 7 attack.

Four of al-Dahdouh’s surviving children crossed the border last week, according to the AFP. Khaled Elbalshy, the head of Egypt’s top journalist union, thanked the Egyptian government in a Facebook post and said he spoke to al-Dahdouh after he passed the crossing.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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