BEIRUT — Dozens of journalists have been killed in the 45-day Hamas-Israel war in what the Committee to Protect Journalists said was the deadliest month for media workers since the committee began recording data in 1992.
At least six journalists were killed in Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip over the weekend, bringing the total number of members of the press killed in the region since Oct. 7 to 48 — 43 Palestinians, four Israelis and one Lebanese — the CPJ said in a Monday report.
“CPJ emphasizes that journalists are civilians doing important work during times of crisis and must not be targeted by warring parties,” the New York-based CPJ quoted its Middle East and North Africa program coordinator Sherif Mansour as saying.
“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,” Mansour added.