53 journalists, media workers killed in Israel's war on Gaza: CPJ

AFP , Tuesday 21 Nov 2023

Fifty-three journalists and media workers have been killed in the latest Israeli war on Gaza, according to a tally by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published Tuesday.

Relatives and colleagues of Palestinian journalists killed
Relatives and colleagues of Palestinian journalists Hassouneh Salim and Sari Mansour, killed in an Israeli airstrike, mourn over their bodies during their funeral in Deir al-Balah in the southern Gaza Strip on November 19. AFP


The toll includes 46 Palestinians, four Israelis and three Lebanese killed since the war on Gaza began on October 7, the New York-based organisation said.

The most recent casualties were two journalists from the pro-Iranian Lebanese channel Al Mayadeen, killed by Israeli strikes in southern Lebanon on Tuesday according to state-run media.

The CPJ said 11 journalists have been injured and three are missing since the start of the war, while 18 have been arrested.

"Journalists in Gaza face particularly high risks as they try to cover the Israeli ground assault, including devastating Israeli airstrikes, disrupted communications, supply shortages and extensive power outages," the NGO said on its website.

The war has raged in Gaza since Al-Aqsa Flood Operation on October 7, the deadliest offensive in Israel's history.

Since then, Israel launched a relentless bombing campaign and ground offensive in Gaza, killing more than 13,300 people, 5,600 of them children, 3,500 are women, alongside 31,000 wounded, according to the Palestinian health ministry

* This story was edited by Ahram Online.

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