ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 147

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Al Jazeera journalist said to report from inside Nir Oz on Oct. 7 wounded in Gaza airstrike

Smoke billows during Israeli airstrikes over Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on February 13, 2024. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)
Smoke billows during Israeli airstrikes over Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on February 13, 2024. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)

Al Jazeera says two of its journalists have been wounded in an Israeli airstrike near Rafah in the Gaza Strip, with one having to undergo an amputation.

The pan-Arab broadcaster, funded by Qatar, reports the strike and identifies the wounded as cameraman Ahmad Matar and reporter Ismail Abu Omar.

The IDF has no immediate comment. According to unconfirmed Hebrew media reports, Abu Omar filmed from inside Kibbutz Nir Oz during Hamas’s October 7 onslaught.

Al Jazeera quotes Dr. Muhammad al-Astal at the European Hospital in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip as saying that Abu Omar had his right foot amputated after suffering severe wounds, including shrapnel to his chest and head. The channel said doctors were trying to stop the bleeding and save his left leg.

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