Twenty-Six Journalists Killed in Gaza Since October 7

Four Israeli journalists were killed in the Hamas attack and one Reuters journalist was killed in Lebanon

At least 26 Palestinian journalists have been killed in Gaza since Israel unleashed its bombing campaign on the besieged enclave in response to the October 7 Hamas attack, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Monday.

The majority of the Palestinian journalists were killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, with three reported being shot dead on October 7. The CPJ said four Israeli journalists were killed in the Hamas attack. A Reuters journalist was killed by Israeli shelling in Lebanon on October 13.

For comparison, the CPJ has reported that 15 journalists have been killed in Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion in February 2022.

The staggering journalist death toll in Gaza reflects the massive civilian casualties in Israeli airstrikes. Gaza’s Health Ministry said on Sunday that at least 8,306 Palestinians have been killed in the Israeli onslaught, including 3,457 children.

President Biden has accused the Palestinians of lying about the death toll, but Gaza’s Health Ministry is considered reliable, and the numbers reflect the massive number of bombs Israel has dropped on the enclave. UN officials told The Wall Street Journal that they believe the death toll is likely much higher since it doesn’t include people still under the rubble.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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