19 journalists reported killed in Israel-Gaza conflict

An international non-profit organization working to protect press freedom says at least 19 journalists have been killed in the fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said that as of Wednesday, 19 journalists were confirmed dead since Hamas launched its attack on Israel on October 7.

The CPJ said that of those killed, 15 were Palestinian, three Israeli and one Lebanese.

They include journalists working for local media outlets in the Gaza Strip and a Beirut-based videographer for the Reuters news agency who was killed while covering the shelling near Lebanon's southern border with Israel.

The CPJ says eight journalists were reported injured and three were reported missing or detained.

The organization says it is also investigating numerous unconfirmed reports of other journalists being killed, missing, detained, injured or threatened.

The CPJ says, "journalists are civilians doing important work during times of crisis and must not be targeted by warring parties."

It also says, "journalists across the region are making great sacrifices to cover this heartbreaking conflict," and that, "All parties must take steps to ensure their safety."

source\ NHK


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