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At least 24 journalists, majority Palestinians, killed in Israel-Hamas war

The number of journalists killed in the Israel-Hamas war in three weeks already exceeds the number of journalists killed in Ukraine in the year and half since Russia invaded, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Gaza journalists

At least 24 journalists, including 20 Palastinians, have been killed in the Israel-Hamas war, a statement by the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Wednesday. 

“As of October 25, CPJ’s preliminary investigations showed at least 24 journalists were among more than 7,000 dead on both sides since the war began on Oct.7,” the statement said. “Journalists in Gaza face particularly high risks as they try to cover the conflict in the face of a ground assault by Israeli troops, devastating Israeli airstrikes, disrupted communications, and extensive power outages.”

Among the confirmed dead, 20 were Palestinians, three were Israelis and one Lebanese, according to the New York-based watchdog, which also released the names of the slain journalists.

Eight journalists have been wounded and three others either reported missing or detained, the statement noted, without providing further details on their identities.

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