Al Jazeera Reporter Breaks Down On The Air In Gaza

July 21 2014

Covering the violent scene in Gaza has proven difficult for even the most seasoned reporters.

Al Jazeera’s Gaza correspondent Wael Al-Dahdouh walked off camera on Sunday while reporting on the dozens of people killed and thousands of Shijaiyah residents forced to flee their homes as Israeli aircraft continued to target the area. Al-Dahdouh is an award-winning journalist and has covered the conflicts in his hometown for years.

Despite his experience, he could not hide his emotions while reporting on the 87 Palestinians who lost their lives Sunday.

Watch the video to see an emotional Al-Dahdouh unable to finish his coverage.

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I tumblr more than I go outside.

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"   Marriage can wait, education cannot.   "
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns (via wordsnquotes)

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"   The idea that intelligence is linked to English pronunciation is a legacy from colonial thinking.   "
 Delalorm Semabia, 25, a Ghanaian blogger (x)

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This gif pretty much summarizes how i feel after like every book i finish:


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→ Why Doesn't The Media Care About Dead Palestenians?


Forced conversations are the worst

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"   They call us now.
Before they drop the bombs.
The phone rings
and someone who knows my first name
calls and says in perfect Arabic
“This is David.”
And in my stupor of sonic booms and glass shattering symphonies
still smashing around in my head
I think “Do I know any Davids in Gaza?”
They call us now to say
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.
They think of it as some kind of war time courtesy.
It doesn’t matter that
there is nowhere to run to.
It means nothing that the borders are closed
and your papers are worthless
and mark you only for a life sentence
in this prison by the sea
and the alleyways are narrow
and there are more human lives
packed one against the other
more than any other place on earth
Just run.
We aren’t trying to kill you.
It doesn’t matter that
you can’t call us back to tell us
the people we claim to want aren’t in your house
that there’s no one here
except you and your children
who were cheering for Argentina
sharing the last loaf of bread for this week
counting candles left in case the power goes out.
It doesn’t matter that you have children.
You live in the wrong place
and now is your chance to run
to nowhere.
It doesn’t matter
that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
to find your wedding album
or your son’s favorite blanket
or your daughter’s almost completed college application
or your shoes
or to gather everyone in the house.
It doesn’t matter what you had planned.
It doesn’t matter who you are
Prove you’re human.
Prove you stand on two legs.
Run.   "

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Wow this is so heart-wrenching

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"   I keep finding my mother in parts of me I never knew existed.   "
Ijeoma Umebinyuo. (via theijeoma)

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So much respect! #FreePalestine

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