Investigation Finds At Least 21 Journalists Killed In Hamas-Israel Conflict
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 21 journalists have been killed since the Hamas-Israel conflict.
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An investigation conducted by CPJ reveals that, as of this Thursday, there have been 17 Palestinian, three Israeli, and one Lebanese journalist fatalities since the outbreak of violence on October 7, which began with attacks by Hamas militants followed by ongoing Israeli airstrikes in Gaza.
The finding shows that journalists in Gaza face particularly high risks as they try to cover the conflict in the face of a ground assault by Israeli troops.
CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator Sherif Mansour said: “CPJ emphasises that journalists are civilians doing important work during times of crisis and must not be targeted by warring parties,”
“Journalists across the region are making great sacrifices to cover this heartbreaking conflict. All parties must take steps to ensure their safety.”
Hamas members killed more than 1,400 Israelis in the attack on October 7, and Israel said that now at least 203 people had been taken hostage.
Gaza health officials this Thursday said Israeli bombs had killed 3,785 people so far, wounding more than 12,000 people.
“CPJ is also investigating numerous unconfirmed reports of other journalists being killed, missing, detained, hurt or threatened, and of damage to media offices and journalists’ homes,” the organisation said.
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