In a recent escalation of the Israel-Hamas conflict, a hospital in Gaza City was bombed, resulting in a significant loss of life. Both sides blame each other for the attack, leading to protests in various capitals across the region. Israel’s military campaign includes a total siege of the Gaza Strip, affecting the daily lives of two million people.
U.S. President Joe Biden has expressed his intention to address the humanitarian crisis for Palestinian civilians during his upcoming visit to Israel and Jordan. The conflict began in response to a terrorist attack by Hamas in Israel on October 7, resulting in numerous casualties, including Americans. Israel claims that Hamas is still holding hostages taken from Israel.
The Committee to Protect Journalists reports that at least 17 journalists have lost their lives during this conflict. These journalists, including Palestinians, Israelis, and Lebanese, were casualties of the ongoing hostilities. Several others have been injured, reported missing, or detained. The CPJ emphasizes the importance of safeguarding journalists’ safety and their role as civilians reporting during times of crisis.
At least 17 journalists killed since war began, Committee to Protect Journalists says The Committee to Protect Journalists said at least 17 journalists have been killed in the Israel-Hamas conflict. Of the known deaths, the CPJ said 13 were Palestinian, three were Israeli and one was Lebanese.
It said eight journalists have been injured and three have been reported missing or detained. The nonprofit said it continues to investigate “unconfirmed reports of other journalists being killed, missing, detained, hurt or threatened, and of damage to media offices and journalists’ homes.” “CPJ emphasizes that journalists are civilians doing important work during times of crisis and must not be targeted by warring parties,” said Sherif Mansour, CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator. “Journalists across the region are making great sacrifices to cover this heartbreaking conflict. All parties must take steps to ensure their safety.”