5 journalists killed in Gaza since Israel resumed bombing on December 1, toll at 63

At least 15,500 people have been killed in Gaza since October 7.

WrittenBy:NL Team
A map of the disputed region with a picture of the building that collapsed amid an Israeli airstrike.

At least 63 journalists have been killed in the Israel-Hamas fighting since October 7. The death toll shot up after Israel resumed its bombing of Gaza last week after a seven-day “humanitarian pause”. At least five journalists have been killed since December 1, the Committee to Protect Journalists reported.   

Of the 63 journalists, 56 are Palestinian and four are Israeli. Three are from Lebanon, CPJ said. 

Three journalists were killed on December 1, the day Israel resumed its strikes: Abdullah Darwish, a cameraman for Al-Aqsa TV; Montaser Al-Sawaf, a cameraperson for Anadolu Agency; and Adham Hassouna, a Palestinian freelance journalist and media professor at Gaza and Al-Aqsa universities. 

On December 3, Hassan Farajallah, a journalist with Al-Quds TV, and Shaima El-Gazzar, who worked with Al-Majedat, were killed in Israeli bombardment in the Gaza strip. The families of both journalists were killed as well.

The International Federation of Journalists counted one more death on December 1– of photojournalist Alaa Al-Sarraj who was reportedly killed in an Israeli airstrike.

CPJ said 11 journalists have been reported injured, three missing, and 19 journalists arrested.

Newslaundry had earlier reported that many of the journalists killed in the conflict were at work, trying to make audiences across the world aware of the horrors of war. From a mother of three to a reporter known for their “empathy”, these journalists also lived a life off the camera. Read all about it here.

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