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"Dad, are we going to die today?"

2023-12-08T05:08:18.794Z

Highlights: Palestinian journalists are pleading on social media for the world to share the work they do. "Every photo is a story," they emphasize. Through social media, thousands of people around the world are watching Ibrahim and his family survive to safety. "I've always been behind the camera, but today I'm the news," Ibrahim Dahman says. Adnan El-Bursh, who works for the BBC, presents his audience, multiplied by social networks, with the dilemma he is experiencing: "I feel completely lost," he says.


Palestinian journalists are pleading on social media for the world to share the work they do. "Every photo is a story," they emphasize


"Terrible news about the family of our colleague Ibrahim Dahman: at least nine of his relatives have been killed," tweets veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour. "He has been boldly reporting for CNN from Gaza since long before this war began," he adds. The tweet includes a link to a video from the network where the reporter's story is told. Israel bombed the house where he was born. His uncles and cousins were killed in the attack. Four of them were children. "They were extremely peaceful and simple people, and they dedicated their whole lives solely to work and raising their children," Dahman explains. The Palestinian journalist had managed to flee to Egypt with his family, aged 11 and 7, a journey among bombs that he documented in several recordings for the US channel: "I am a journalist. I never thought I'd become part of the news." Through social media, thousands of people around the world are watching Ibrahim and his family survive to safety. The safe places they move to are no longer safe in a matter of hours. The little boy asks him every day, "Dad, are we going to die today?"

Awful news about our colleague Ibrahim Dahman's family: at least nine of his relatives have been killed. He's been fearlessly reporting for CNN from Gaza since well before this war began.

"They were extremely peaceful and simple people, and their entire lives were devoted...

— Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) December 4, 2023

The international press is not allowed into Gaza. It is Palestinian reporters who document what is happening there. Adnan El-Bursh, who works for the BBC, presents his audience, multiplied by social networks, with the dilemma he is experiencing: "I've always been proud to be a journalist, but my options are running out. I feel completely lost. I'm used to keeping my family safe and secure, coming up with a plan. Now indecision has taken hold of me. Should I go to Rafah, keep working and hope my family is okay? Or should I try to get back to them, stop reporting, and if the worst happens, at least we'll die together?"

Al Jazeera's Momin AlSharafi reports live on the deaths of his father, mother and siblings in an Israeli attack on the Jabalia refugee camp. "They had just arrived," he explains. They thought it was a safe place, but there are no more in the Gaza Strip. "We won't be able to bury them with dignity. They have deprived us of the things that anyone is entitled to," he says excitedly, looking at the camera, holding on to his microphone.

Al Jazeera's correspondent in Gaza, Moamen Al Sharafi, has found out that his father, mother, and 20 other family members were killed in an Israeli bombing at the Jabalia camp. Just days before, his mother sent him a message, hoping they would see each other soon ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/P9JWpstHMl

— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) December 6, 2023

Ali Jadallah posts photographs he takes for Anadolu Agency on X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram every day: the legs of a girl whose body has been recovered from the rubble of her bombed-out house; The chaos in hospitals, where children and adults die on the cold floor because there are no beds for so many. Time magazine has included his work in the list of images of the year. "I've been documenting the war for 39 days," he tweeted on Nov. 14. "I have lost two homes, five family members, friends and colleagues. I've always been behind the camera, but today I'm the news. Losing my father and relatives has broken my heart and left us homeless. Every photo I take tells a story. Share them. Tell the world what's happening in Gaza."

TIME magazine's Top 100 Photos of 2023 included two of my photographs pic.twitter.com/jxxnily4n1

— Ali Jadallah (@alijadallah66) November 22, 2023

An excerpt of CNN journalist Jake Tapper's interview with Netanyahu adviser Mark Regev on the day Israel bombed the house where Ibrahim Dahman was born is circulating on social media. "We have done everything humanly possible to safeguard innocent civilians," Regev said. "That is very hard to believe," the presenter replies, "especially today, when one of our journalists has lost nine family members who were not members of Hamas, or jihad, or any other group. Just nine people trying to live their lives." Netanyahu's adviser insists: "I convey my condolences to you, but that happened in northern Gaza, where a month ago we asked all civilians to leave. They had a chance to leave." "You can't blame them," Tapper replies, annoyed. "Now they are fighting in the South! I've been asking this since October 7: Where are these people supposed to go?"

Watch this exchange between CNN's Jake Tapper & Senior adviser to PM Netanyahu, Mark Regev with this in mind...

CNN producer Ibrahim Dahman, who reported from Gaza for weeks before escaping to Egypt after nearly a month of Israeli strikes, heard news Sunday that at least 9 of his... pic.twitter.com/OwtSO8FcVN

— Christopher Webb (@cwebbonline) December 7, 2023

The United States, Israel's main ally, has criticized the "devastating" civilian death toll in Gaza. In Spain, more papist than the pope, what the PP criticises is that Pedro Sánchez accuses Israel of indiscriminately killing civilians. But there is the evidence, wrested from the ground by a handful of brave journalists who, much to their regret, have become part of the story.

From October 7 to Thursday, 63 journalists have been killed in the war between Israel and Hamas, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

#EnDirecto | The PP calls it "strident" that Sánchez "accuses Israel of killing civilians indiscriminately without evidence" without demanding "at least and at the same time the immediate dissolution of Hamas" pic.twitter.com/1vt2MUil8m

— Europa Press (@europapress) December 5, 2023

Source: elparis

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