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Israeli strike kills two TV journalists in south Lebanon

The killing of Al-Mayadeen reporters sparked outrage in Lebanon and condemnation over a bombing campaign that's killed at least 50 journalists since Oct. 7.
Rabih and Farah

BEIRUT — Two reporters working for the Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen channel were killed in an Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon Tuesday, in the latest violence against press workers in the region as the Israel-Hamas war rages.

Al-Mayadeen said its correspondent Farah Omar and cameraman Rabih Mehmari were killed when an airstrike struck a press crew in the Tair Harfa area near the border with Israel, there to cover the ongoing violence between Hezbollah and Israeli forces along the border.

Speaking on live TV, Al-Mayadeen Director Ghassan bin Jiddo accused Israel of directly and deliberately targeting journalists, saying that Israel will not succeed in silencing their journalistic work and coverage of its “crimes committed in Gaza, the West Bank, Palestine and Lebanon.”

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