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Wael Aldahdouh

Resilient Journalist, Courageous Gaza Correspondent

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Date of Birth:



Gaza City, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Wael Aldahdouh is a prominent Palestinian journalist known for his courageous and insightful reporting from Gaza. Despite personal losses and challenges, his dedication to journalism and his role in providing crucial on-the-ground coverage of significant events in Gaza have made him a respected figure in the media.

Brief bio

Wael Aldahdouh is a Palestinian journalist from Gaza City. He has faced significant challenges, including imprisonment and personal loss, yet he has continued to provide critical news coverage. As a correspondent for Al Jazeera Arabic, his reporting has been vital in shedding light on the realities of life in Gaza, especially during conflicts and crises.

Major Milestones


  • Received Education and Imprisonment (1988): Obtained his high school diploma before being imprisoned for seven years in Israeli occupation jails.

  • Began Journalism Career (1998): Started working for the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds and other media outlets.

  • Graduated in Journalism and Media (1998): Received a BA in journalism and media from the Islamic University of Gaza.

  • Obtained a Master's Degree (2007): Received a master's degree in regional studies from Al-Quds University...See More

  • Survived Israeli Airstrike (2023): Continued reporting despite the loss of his family in an airstrike and his own injury during the Israeli agression on Gaza...See More

  • Al-Jazeera Arabic Correspondent: Key reporting during significant events in Gaza...See More

  • Coverage of Israeli Invasions: Tracked Israeli occupation illigal actions and their impacts on Palestinian lives.

  • Reporting on the Al-Aqsa Intifada: Covered major events  during this period.

  • Documentary Work: Produced films and programs on Al-Jazeera, including those about resistance tunnels and operations during the 2014 war.

  • Live Reporting under Fire: Provided live reports demonstrating his commitment and bravery.

Date of Last Update: 
December 30, 2023

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