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Palestinian journalist reduces news anchor to tears during impassioned plea after colleague killed in Gaza

A Palestinian journalist reduced a news anchor to tears as he made an emotional appeal live on-air after his colleague was killed in an Israeli airstrike.

Mohammad Abu Hattab, a reporter for Palestine TV, was killed along with several members of his family following a strike on his home in southern Gaza on Thursday.

Mr Abu Hatab’s wife and brother were among the casualties, according to reports.

Journalist Salman Al-Bashir made an impassioned plea after hearing about Mr Abu Hatab’s death during a live broadcast while reporting on the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Removing his protective gear, he said: “We can’t take it anymore, we are exhausted. We are victims. The only difference between us is the time of death.

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“We are killed one after another. And no one cares about the catastrophe or the crime that we endure in Gaza. No protection for anyone or anything. This gear and helmet do not protect any journalist, they are just empty slogans. We are victims, live on air. We are victims awaiting our turn to be killed,” Al-Bashir said while the anchor broke down in tears.

“Mohammad was here half an hour ago. Now he lies dead with his family in this same hospital.”

The Palestinian death toll from nearly four weeks of Israeli air and artillery strikes on the blockaded enclave rose past 9,000 on Thursday, Gaza health authorities said.

More than 3,600 Palestinian children have been reportedly killed in 25 days of fighting and bombings have driven more than half the territory's 2.3 million people from their homes, while food, water and fuelare running low.

A group of United Nations experts, including seven special rapporteurs, warned that the Palestinian people of Gaza were at "grave risk of genocide" and demanded an immediate ceasefire.

Israel says it is aiming its attacks at Hamas, not civilians, and accuses the group of using them as shields.

The Israeli mission to the UN in Geneva called the comments "deplorable and deeply concerning", adding: "The current war was brought upon Israel by Hamas terrorists who committed a massacre on 7 October."