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Israel-Hamas war, Gaza famine warning

Israel-Hamas war, Gaza famine warning


At least 94 journalistshave been killed in Gaza, Israel and Lebanon since the conflict between Israel and Hamas began on October 7, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported on Wednesday.

As of March 6, CPJ’s preliminary investigations showed 89 Palestinian, two Israeli, and three Lebanese journalists were among the list who died during the Israel-Hamas war.

The latest journalist who lost his life in the conflict was Mohammad Salama, a journalist for Al-Aqsa satellite channel who was killed by an airstrike overnight in Deir Al-Balah, according to the Palestinian Media Office.

Salama was displaced from Gaza City and was killed with a number of his family members when an airstrike hit the house where he was sheltering in central Gaza, the Palestinian Media Office reported.

CPJ’s list did not include Salama as of Wednesday but said in a statement, “CPJ is also investigating numerous 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,” Sherif Mansour, CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator said in a CJP statement, adding, “Journalists across the region are making great sacrifices to cover this heart-breaking conflict.

“Those in Gaza, in particular, have paid, and continue to pay, an unprecedented toll and face exponential threats. Many have lost colleagues, families, and media facilities, and have fled seeking safety when there is no safe haven or exit.”


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