Middle East war: US organization: 29 journalists killed since Hamas attack

Middle East war: US organization: 29 journalists killed since Hamas attack

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, never have so many Middle East reporters died in such a short period of time. There are also concerns about the “communications blackout” from the Gaza Strip.

According to a journalists’ organization, 29 media representatives have been killed in Israel and the Gaza Strip since the bloody Hamas massacre on October 7th. Never since records began in 1992 have so many reporters reporting on the Middle East conflict died in such a short space of time, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said overnight Online platform X with. In addition, media workers in the conflict area are being harassed, detained and prevented from reporting.

Terrorists from Hamas and other extremist groups attacked the Israeli border area with the Gaza Strip on October 7th and carried out a massacre of civilians. More than 1,400 people were killed and the perpetrators also took over 200 hostages. In response, the Israeli military attacked the Gaza Strip and bombed massive numbers of targets in the densely populated coastal area. According to the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by the Islamist Hamas, more than 7,300 people have died there since then – the vast majority of them are said to be civilians.

CPJ expressed concern about the collapse of internet and communications services in the Gaza Strip caused by Israel’s bombings. “A communications blackout is a news blackout,” the organization said. Various aid organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and the UN children’s fund Unicef ​​reported that they have since lost contact with their local employees.

Source: Stern

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