A funeral has been held for an Al Jazeera cameraman who was killed by an Israeli drone strike on Gaza, the BBC reports.
Samer Abudaqa was wounded in the strike on a school in Khan Younis on Friday, along with his colleague, Wael Al-Dahdouh.
Al Jazeera said Abudaqa bled to death because a heavy bombardment prevented paramedics from reaching him.
The Qatar-based network said it had referred the case to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Posting on X, formerly known as Twitter, Al Jazeera referred to Abudaqa’s death as an “assassination” and said that its legal filing with the ICC would include repeated attacks on network crews working in the Palestinian territories.
The network said Abudaqa was its 13th journalist to die on duty since it was created in 1996.
Dahdouh, who lost several family members in an earlier Israeli bombing, survived the attack.
During his eulogy at this colleague’s funeral, Dahdouh said journalists in Gaza would “continue to do our duty with professionalism and transparency.”.
He said that journalists in Gaza were carrying a “human and noble message” for the world amid the ongoing war and would continue to work despite Israeli attacks.
According to Al Jazeera, Dahdouh was hit by shrapnel on his upper arm and managed to walk to Nasser Hospital for treatment.