Gaza crisis:Pics of dead kid of BBC journo shock all

BBC Journalist
Jerusalem, Nov 17: As tension between Israel and Hamas accelerated on Saturday, Nov 17, photographs of the BBC Arab journalist's dead child, who was killed in Israeli strike, shocked all. In a series of deaths on both sides of the border, the 11-month-old son of a BBC Arabic journalist was also killed.

Jihad Misharawi son died after an Israeli round hit his four room home in Gaza. Along with his son, Jihad's sister-in-law also perished in the attack. The family was caught unaware when the round hit his home, injuring his brother. The BBC Middle east bureau Chief Paul Danahar termed the event as a tragic event and said that it is a difficult moment for the entire family.

Now, photographs of the dead kid being carried by his father has gone viral on the internet. The heartbreaking pictures of the 11-year-old-infant wrapped in a white piece of cloth, as his father Jihad carried him to bury, has shocked the entire world.

Violence has been escalating across Gaza and southern Israel following the Israeli killing of Hamas' military chief on Wednesday.

On Saturday, Israeli air strikes targetted the headquarters of Gaza's Hamas leaders as the bombardment of the coastal enclave moved into a fourth day, reported BBC. Witnesses reported extensive damage to the building, which Egypt's PM Hisham Qandil had visited on Friday.

At least 30 Palestinians and three Israelis have died since Israel killed Hamas's military chief on Wednesday. Israel earlier put 75,000 reservists on stand-by amid speculation of a ground invasion.

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