Hamza (right) and his father Wael Dahdouh (social media)

"You are the patient and calculated, my father, so do not despair of healing and do not despair of God's mercy, and be sure that God will reward you with good when you are patient."

With these moving words addressed – on Saturday – journalist Hamza to his father, Al Jazeera journalist Wael Dahdouh, through his pages on social networking sites, did not know that his last publication in this world would be for his father.

You are the patient and calculated, my father, so do not despair of healing and do not despair of God's mercy, and be sure that God will reward you with good when you were patient •••#غزة #وائل_الدحدوح #معلش @WaelDahdouh pic.twitter.com/l1ZQMJMTd0

— Hamza Dahdouh (@hamzadah1996) January 6, 2024

In a new war crime added to its criminal record, the Israeli occupation forces bombed a car carrying a group of journalists, including Hamza Al-Dahdouh and Mustafa Thuraya in Khan Yunis, while they were working as part of the Al Jazeera crew in that area, to which civilians were displaced as a result of the Israeli shelling on several areas in the Gaza Strip.

Videos began to spread on social media platforms for the location of targeting their car and removing the bodies from it, and in other clips broadcast by Al Jazeera showing the farewell of its office manager in Gaza, Wael Al-Dahdouh, to his son Hamza, especially since Al-Dahdouh lost members of his family weeks ago in Israeli shelling on a house they were displaced to in the central Gaza Strip in Nuseirat camp.

Social networking sites witnessed a state of sadness and anger after the news of the martyrdom of Wael Al-Dahdouh's son spread.

Among them is journalist Hamza Al-Dahdouh, son of #الجزيرة correspondent Wael Al-Dahdouh. The first scenes of the site of the bombing of the journalists' car targeted by the Israeli occupation forces west of Khan Yunis

Details: https://t.co/1RvWKczw49 pic.twitter.com/f4dXK310BR

— Aljazeera.net • Al Jazeera Net (@AJArabicnet) January 7, 2024

Local pages published pictures of Wael al-Dahdouh and his daughter Hamza, and there are those who tweeted Wael's famous sentence that he said after the martyrdom of members of his family on October 26: "Take revenge on us by birth, Maalish."

Colleague Wael Al-Dahdouh bids farewell to his son Hamza after he was killed in an Israeli bombing that targeted journalists west of Khan Younis, south of #قطاع_غزة

Read more: https://t.co/1RvWKczw49 pic.twitter.com/wAvFusiLIz

— Aljazeera.net • Al Jazeera Net (@AJArabicnet) January 7, 2024

Tweeters reposted a message written by Hamza at the beginning of the new year on social media for his mother, who was martyred last October, in which he said: "A new year will knock on its doors, but our war, my mother, is still drums stronger, a year that dried up all its days, and its hours stopped at that moment and at that look, our days became one; Your pulse, to meet soon the day they promise."

However, the Israeli occupation did not give Hamza time to complete his new year and cover up the Israeli aggression on the Strip, which has been going on for 93 days, so Hamza followed his mother, brothers and son, whom he buried weeks ago.

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A post shared by Hamza Wael (@hamza_w_dahdooh)

It is noteworthy that Hamza Wael Hamdan Dahdouh was born on the seventh of July 1996 in Gaza, a journalist and photographer, working since the beginning of the war on Gaza as a member of the crew of Al Jazeera in the Gaza Strip, and is the eldest son of colleague Wael Dahdouh.

The martyrdom of Hamza and Mustafa Thuraya brings the number of journalist martyrs to 109 since the start of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

Source : Al Jazeera + Social Media