Ahmed Khaireddine

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Ahmed Khaireddine, a Palestinian journalist and a camera operator for the Hamas affiliated Quds Al-Youm TV, and a reporter for the Hamas affiliated Quds feed, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on his family home in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza, along with 12 family members, including his uncle Mohamed Khaireddine, according to the Palestinian Authority-run broadcaster Palestine Today, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, and Al-Jazeera.

Khaireddine’s brother, Basil, who is a reporter for the Palestine Today broadcaster, spoke about his brother’s killing to the channel, in a video that spread virally. Basil said that Ahmed wanted to rest for the first time in 82 days and didn’t want to leave the house to report when Basil asked him to go with him, adding “He wanted to rest, but apparently his rest was forever.”

CPJ’s database of journalists killed in the Israel-Gaza war is based on preliminary reporting from the region and will be updated as more information becomes available. You can find a current list of journalist casualties in the war here.