Death Toll Among Journalists Rising in Gaza

( – Since Israel started bombing Gaza on October 7 in retribution for Hamas’ deadly terror strikes, Reporters Without Borders and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate have voiced concern about the number of journalists killed in the conflict.

On Monday, the PJS reported that 11 journalists were killed and 20 were wounded in Gaza. Journalists from Gaza and the West Bank reported that Israeli airstrikes had damaged 48 newsrooms. The PJS claims that there are around 1,200 journalists working out of Gaza.

On Friday, Reuters cameraman Issam Abdullah was killed while supervising a live view taken near the Lebanese border town of Alma al-Shaab when he suffered a direct hit. Six reporters suffered injuries while reporting clashes in southern Lebanon near the country’s border with Israel.

Reuters has verified the killing of Thaer Al-Sudani and the injury of fellow journalist Maher Nazeh, who is now in the hospital.

The latest Israeli government numbers show 1,300 deaths, 3,227 injuries, and 199 hostages from the Hamas onslaught. According to Gaza Health Authority estimates, 2,750 people have been killed, and over 10,000 have been wounded.

Following Israel’s leaflet drop in the northern part of the region on Friday, more than a million Palestinians of Gaza are on the move.

There is widespread speculation that Israel plans to launch a land assault into northern Gaza in an effort to eradicate Hamas. Hamas has dominated Gaza since 2007, and it has been labeled a terrorist organization by the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.

After last week’s terror assault in south Israel by Hamas and threats of duplicate attacks by other Palestinian factions, violence along Israel’s northern border has escalated.

According to the latest reporting, Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) blamed a misfire by Palestinian Islamic Jihad for an explosion at a hospital in Gaza, prompting President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority to postpone a meeting with President Joe Biden in Jordan.

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden boarded Air Force One and flew to Israel, where he was set to meet with Israeli authorities before continuing to Jordan, where King Abdullah II will receive Biden, along with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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