Journalist from Cairo TV channel killed in Gaza: Station

AFP , Sunday 14 Jan 2024

A video journalist from the Cairo-based television channel Al Ghad was killed in Gaza on Sunday in a strike that the channel blamed on the Israeli army.

Yazan al-Zwaidi
Al Ghad video-journalist Yazan al-Zwaidi was murdered by Israeli fire. Photo courtesy of Al Ghad Channel X account.


Dozens of journalists have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the start of the war on October 7.

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Al Ghad video-journalist Yazan al-Zwaidi has been murdered by Israeli fire," the station announced in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

Alongside Zwaidi, at least 82 other journalists and media professionals, the vast majority Palestinian, have been killed since the start of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The United Nations on Monday said it was "very concerned by the high death toll of media workers".

On Tuesday, the International Criminal Court said it was investigating potential crimes against journalists since the outbreak of war.

Since October 7, Israel is launching a relentless military campaign on the Gaza Strip that has killed at least 23,968 Palestinians, 70% of them women and children, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

* This story was edited by Ahram Online.

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