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Jihad Misharawi, BBC Arabic Worker Pictured Holding Baby Son Omar Killed In Gaza Strike

15/11/2012 09:34 | Updated 15 November 2012

UPDATE:

Pictures of a BBC worker cradling the body of his 11-month-old baby son after a Gaza strike have emerged online.

Jihad Misharawi, of BBC Arabic, lost baby Omar after his house was struck in Israel's air strike on Wednesday.

Mr Misharawi's sister-in-law was killed and his brother was seriously injured in the attack.

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Jihad Misharawi weeps as he holds the body of his 11-month-old son Omar following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City

BBC Foreign Editor Jon Williams this morning tweeted an image of the tragedy and a message of thanks to everyone who had sent condolences to his colleague.

The strikes came after Hamas's top military commander Ahmed Said Khalil al-Jabari was killed in Gaza on Wednesday.

Thirteen Palestinians were killed in the ensuring Israeli operation, the BBC reports, although it is unknown if Mr Misharawi's son and sister-in-law are included in this figure.

On Thursday morning three Israelis were killed after rockets were fired from Gaza.

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