According to video footage circulating over the weekend, Al-Dahoudi failed to keep his balance before disappearing from view and hitting the camera. In questioning Gaza’s residents about the conditions in Gaza, the Palestine TV presenter was confronted with the incident.
It is believed that Al-Dahoudi collapsed because he had become exhausted and starved. However, his current condition is unknown. According to a statement published on X, the State of Palestine expressed profound dismay about the erosion of humanity in the 21st century.
A correspondent for Palestine TV literally collapses while on air bc of exhaustion & hunger. What we are witnessing is the demise of humanity in the 21st cent. Words are not enough to take this type of horror into account @AP @AJEnglish @PamelaFalk @michellenichols @mehdirhasan https://t.co/OK8d35VxY9
— State of Palestine (@Palestine_UN) January 28, 2024
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)—the biggest UN agency in Gaza—said on Monday that the situation is “extremely desperate” and that “the humanitarian needs in Gaza are growing by the hour.”
The organisation is now embroiled in controversy after allegations that nine of its employees were engaged in Hamas’ assault on Israel on October 7.
Gaza would be at risk for the whole month.
The claims led some nations to cut financing to UNRWA, which prompted an appeal by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Guterres said that relief to Gaza would be at risk for the whole month if the money were to be cut.
“The Palestinians in Gaza did not require this extra collective punishment,” said Philippe Lazzarini, the general commissioner of UNRWA. We are all stained by this.
As a whole, the people of Gaza suffer from severe hunger, weariness, mental and physical pain, illness, and, tragically, death. Journalists working inside the strip are sometimes the only ones who can report on the situation.
83 TV journalists and media worker’s deaths
At least 83 journalists and media workers have been among the more than 27,000 deaths since the crisis started on Oct. 7, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
The Israeli army informed Reuters and Agence France-Presse that it was not possible to guarantee the safety of journalists working in the Gaza Strip despite requests for protection from Israeli attacks.
Covering the fighting in Gaza as a journalist is very dangerous due to the constant barrage of Israeli ground assaults, catastrophic airstrikes, communications disruptions, supply shortages, and power outages.
Photographer Motaz Azaiza, a notable Palestinian war correspondent, was forced to flee the Gaza Strip last week and sought sanctuary in Qatar. In a video message to his 18.5 million Instagram followers, Azaiza declared his plan to temporarily remove the “heavy, stinking (press) vest” before returning to help rebuild Gaza.