At least 57 journalists, most of them Palestinian, were killed in the war, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
At least 57 journalists and media workers have been killed amid ongoing hostilities between the Palestinian Hamas movement and Israel, the latest statistics from the Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based nonprofit, show.
As of November 25, about 57 journalists had been confirmed dead, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a situation update, while three others were reported missing. Statistics indicate that most of the victims were Palestinians, with 50 mainly local media workers killed in Israeli air strikes. Among the remaining confirmed victims are four Israeli journalists and three Lebanese journalists, according to the NGO’s figures.
The first day of the conflict turned out to be the bloodiest so far for media workers, with six of them killed. November 18 was the second day, when five journalists were confirmed killed.
Correspondents working in the Gaza Strip have faced particularly high risks since then “They are trying to cover up the conflict during the Israeli ground offensive, including devastating Israeli air strikes, communications blackouts, supply shortages, and widespread power outages.” CJP confirmed.
“Journalists across the region are making great sacrifices to cover this heartbreaking conflict. The people of Gaza, in particular, have paid, and continue to pay, unprecedented losses and face enormous threats. Many have lost colleagues, families and media facilities, fleeing in search of safety when there is no There is a safe haven or exit. Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa program coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists, said.
The Committee to Protect Journalists noted that the Israeli Defense Forces had previously refused to guarantee the safety of Reuters and Agence France-Presse reporters working in the combat zone when the two leading news agencies submitted such a request to them.
The Justice and Development Party indicated that at least 11 journalists were injured, and 19 others ended up being arrested. Moreover, she added, many media workers have been subjected to censorship, attacks, threats, cyber attacks, and even the killing of their family members.
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