Ahmed Alnaouq, a Palestinian journalist based in London, has lost around 23 family members due to ongoing strikes by the Israeli military in Gaza.
The journalist wrote on X, “My beloved father, my brothers, my sisters, and their entire children have just ascended to heaven. Israel targeted our home, leaving my family dead. No injuries.”
“Now I know that two of my sisters and their children were not at our home when the bombing happened. The final toll is that my father, two brothers, and three sisters were killed. Two sisters are alive. More than 15 of my nieces and nephews were killed (all under the age of 15). Total killed: 23”
He said, “Israel also killed my other brother in 2014. My mother died in 2020 because Israel denied her treatment and medical referral to a hospital outside Gaza.”
On the other hand, another journalist, Huda Al Sousi, who was covering the Israel-Hamas war, was martyred by Israeli bombardment. Huda was a writer and translator based in Gaza.
According to the Palestine Health Ministry, more than 4,600 Palestinians have been killed in the last two weeks in Gaza, and Israel announced on Saturday that it was intensifying air strikes.
Rights group Amnesty International accused United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and senior opposition member Lisa Nandy of “diminishing” the gravity of the Israeli human rights violations in the Gaza Strip.
“By refusing to condemn clear breaches of international law, by not saying clearly that Israel’s restriction of water and food is collective punishment and a war crime, and that Israel’s evacuation order amounts to forcible displacement, UK politicians are diminishing the gravity of Israel’s actions,” Sacha Deshmukh, Amnesty International UK Chief Executive, said in a statement.