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At least 48 journalists killed in Gaza war, 43 Palestinians, deadliest since 1992

Dozens of journalists and media workers have been killed in the region since the Hamas-Israel war erupted more than a month ago.
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: Flowers and candles are placed among pictures of journalists at a vigil in lower Manhattan on November 6, 2023 in New York City. The vigil is held to remember and celebrate the lives of journalists killed in recent fighting in Israel, Gaza and Lebanon. Since Hamas launched its attack against Israel on October 7 and Israel began a prolonged attack on the militant Palestinian group, at least 37 journalists and media workers are counted among an estimated 11,000 killed. (Photo by Sp

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.

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