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Gianluca Costantini
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Portraits of journalists in the Israel-Gaza conflict

Source: CPJ Committee to Protect Journalists
CPJ is investigating all reports of journalists killed, injured, detained or missing in the war, including those hurt as hostilities spread to neighboring Lebanon.

March 5, 2024

Muhammad Salama, a Palestinian journalist who worked as a host for the Hamas affiliated Al-Aqsa TV channel, was killed with his family in an Israeli airstrike on his home in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza, according to several media reports, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, and the Turkish owned Anadolu Agency.

CPJ wasn’t immediately able to specify the number of family members killed with Salama. A report by the Qatari funded Al-Araby TV in the area showed damage from the airstrikes on the residential area, and Al-Araby’s reporter on the ground, Bassel Khalaf, said at least 6 people were pulled from under the rubble, while others remain missing. A witness in the area told the channel that the family was having dinner when they were killed. 

According to Al-Aqsa Voice radio and the Egypt based Al-Bawaba News, Salama was buried in Gaza on March 6, 2024.

February 23, 2024

Mohamed Yaghi, a 30-year-old freelance photojournalist who worked with multiple media outlets, including Al-Jazeera, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Az-Zawayda town in Der El-Balah, central Gaza,, along with 36 family members, including his wife and daughter, according to Al-Jazeera, the International Federation of Journalists, and the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate.

February 12, 2024

Alaa Al-Hams, a 35-year-old Palestinian journalist for the local Palestinian News Agency SND succumbed to her injuries after being seriously wounded in an Israeli airstrike on her family house in Rafah city, southern Gaza Strip, which resulted in the tragic loss of ten members of her family on December 2, 2023, according to Palestine Chronicle, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS), and the Cairo-Based Ahram online.

February 8, 2024

Nafez Abdel Jawad, a Palestinian director for the official Palestine Television station, Palestine TV, was killed along with his son in an Israeli missile strike on the house they were staying in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip. Additionally, the missile killed 14 people, including 5 children, according to CNN, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS), and the Turkish state-owned Anadolu Agency. Responding to an inquiry from CNN on the killing of Abdel Jawad, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) stated that it “takes all operationally feasible measures to mitigate harm to civilians, including journalists. The IDF has never, and will never, deliberately target journalists.” They added that they are not aware of any strikes at these coordinates.

January 29, 2024

Mohammed Atallah, a 24-year-old Palestinian editor for the local Al-Resalah news website and a writer for the regional independent website Raseef22, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Beach refugee camp in northern Gaza City, along with an unidentified number of family members, according to a tweet by Raseef22 that included his last voice message, the local news agency Safa, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, and the International Federation of Journalists.

Ayman Sharrouf, Raseef22’s political editor, told CPJ that Atallah “wrote for Raseef22 under his name and another pseudonym. He was particularly interested in the daily life stories of the Gazans, despite the siege on Gaza, the corruption, and the narrow political interests in the strip. When the war started, we started collaborating, and he wrote 3 pieces, but he lived in the north where there was intense bombing, and one of the Israeli airstrikes hit his parents’ house, which killed one of his brothers and all of his family members.”

Sharrouf told CPJ that “Atallah evacuated after surviving a lot of near-death situations. In his last correspondence with us, he told me that he’s safe and he wants to resume working soon, but I later learned about his death from the news.” Sharrouf added, “Mohammed was a very professional journalist. He wanted to relay the voices of the people. He worked hard on his pieces and was very keen on factual reporting of the daily life of Gaza’s people, despite all the challenges that a journalist like him faces. Unfortunately, he was killed before he got to do what he wanted in journalism; and the most horrific heartbreaking part was that he thought he would survive.”

January 25, 2024

El-Ruwagh, a Palestinian journalist who worked as a host for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa Voice Radio, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Nuseirat camp in northern Gaza, along with four of his children, according to multiple media reports, a tweet by his outlet, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, and the Beirut-based press freedom group SKeyes.

El-Ruwagh was buried on January 26, according to Al-Jazeera. Prior to his death, he posted on Facebook about his family’s dire conditions, asking for someone who was leaving Gaza to take his toddler to his wife, who fled to Sinai, Egypt, with his son Mohamed following a previous airstrike that severely injured him. After El-Ruwagh’s death, his wife published Facebook posts about him and her slain children: Loay, Nada, Yazan, and the toddler, Ahmed.

January 14, 2024

Yazan al-Zuweidi, a Palestinian journalist and camera operator for the privately owned and Cairo-based broadcaster Al-Ghad, was killed, along with his brother and cousin, in an Israeli airstrike on Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza while al-Zuweidi was on his way to see what happened to his home in the aftermath of heavy bombing, according to his employer, the Beirut based press freedom group SKeyesThe New Arab, and the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate.

Al-Zuweidi, 27 years old, had been working with Al-Ghad for six years, and covered the war and various other events in Gaza, according to the broadcaster. Al-Ghad said that Al-Zuweidi didn’t stop reporting on the ongoing war; he kept filming from northern Gaza and sending footage to the channel after it was impossible for him to evacuate south to Rafah.

January 11, 2024

Mohamed Jamal Sobhi Al-Thalathini, a Palestinian journalist who works for the Hamas affiliated Al-Quds Al-Youm broadcaster, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on his home in south Gaza, according to the Hamas affiliated Al-Aqsa Voice Radio, the Palestinian Authority-run broadcaster Palestine Today, and the Qatar funded newspaper Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

January 10, 2024

Ahmed Bdeir, a Palestinian journalist working for the local news website Bawabat al-Hadaf was killed in an Israeli airstrike on a house in Khan Yunis, close to the Aqsa Martyrs hospital in the area. Bdeir was standing in front of the journalists’ tent at the gate of the hospital and died when a shrapnel hit him, according to Al-JazeeraThe New Arab, and the Beirut based press freedom group SKeyes. His outlet said that he worked relentlessly during the war to cover the news. Bawabat al-Hadaf is affiliated with The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

January 7, 2024

Hamza Al Dahdouh, a Palestinian journalist and camera operator for Al-Jazeera, and the son of Al-Jazeera Gaza bureau chief Wael Al Dahdouh, was killed in an Israeli drone strike along with freelance journalist Mustafa Thuraya, according to Al-Jazeera Arabic. They were driving to an assignment in southern Gaza when the strike occurred, according to Al-Jazeera and the BBC.

Mustafa Thuraya, a Palestinian freelance videographer working for Agence France-Presse (AFP), was killed in an Israeli drone strike along with  Al-Jazeera journalist Hamza Al Dahdouh, according to Al-Jazeera Arabic. They were driving to an assignment in southern Gaza when the strike occurred, according to Al-Jazeera, BBC, and AFP.

December 29, 2023

Jabr Abu Hadrous, a Palestinian journalist and a reporter for the Hamas affiliated Quds Al-Youm broadcaster, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on his home in Nuseirat camp, northern Gaza, along with seven members of his family, according to Qatar funded Al-Jazeera, Hezbollah affiliated Al-Mayadeen, and the privately owned government affiliated Al-Ghad newspaper in Jordan.

December 28, 2023

Ahmed Khaireddine, a Palestinian journalist and a cameraman for the Hamas affiliated Quds Al-Youm TV, and a reporter for the Hamas affiliated Quds feed, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on his family home in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza, along with 12 family members, including his uncle Mohamed Khaireddine, according to the Palestinian Authority-run broadcaster Palestine Today, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, and Al-Jazeera.

Khaireddine’s brother, Basil, who is a reporter for the Palestine Today broadcaster, spoke about his brother’s killing to the channel, in a video that spread virally. Basil said that Ahmed wanted to rest for the first time in 82 days and didn’t want to leave the house to report when Basil asked him to go with him, adding “He wanted to rest, but apparently his rest was forever.”

Mohamed Khaireddine, a Palestinian journalist who works for the Hamas affiliated Al-Aqsa TV, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on his family home in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza, along with 12 family members, including his nephew Ahmed Khaireddine, according to the Palestinian Authority-run broadcaster Palestine Today, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, and Al-Jazeera.

December 24, 2023

Mohamad Al-Iff, a Palestinian journalist and photographer for the Hamas government owned local newspaper and news agency Al-Ray, was killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, northern Gaza, along with an unspecified number of family members, according to the Beirut-based press freedom group SKeyes, the Qatar-funded London-based pan Arab newspaper Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, and the Hamas affiliated Quds Network. Al-Iff was the cousin of journalist Mohamed Azzaytouniyah, who was also killed in the same strikes, according to a tweet by Al-Iff’s cousin Hammam.

Mohamed Azzaytouniyah, a Palestinian media worker and a sound engineer for the Hamas government-owned local radio Al-Rai was killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, northern Gaza, along with unspecified number of family members including his father, according to a tweet by his brother Hammam, the outlet, the Qatar-funded London-based pan Arab newspaper Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, and the Hamas affiliated Quds Network. Azzaytouniyah was the cousin of journalist Mohamad Al-Iff who was also killed in the same strikes.

Ahmad Jamal Al Madhoun, a Palestinian journalist and the deputy director of the Hamas government owned local newspaper and news agency Al-Rai and the director of visual content at the agency, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on northern Gaza, according to the Hamas affiliated Quds Network, the Qatar-funded London-based pan Arab newspaper Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, and Turkey’s Anadolu Agency.

December 23, 2023

Mohamed Naser Abu Huwaidi, a 29 year old Palestinian journalist working for the privately owned Al-Istiklal newspaper, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Shajaiah area in northern Gaza while covering the aftermath of the airstrikes, according to the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, the Qatar-funded London-based pan Arab newspaper Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, the Beirut based press freedom group SKeyes, and the Cairo based independent website Daaarb.

December 22, 2023

Mohamed Khalifeh, a media worker and director at the Hamas affiliated Al-Aqsa TV channel was killed in an Israeli airstrike on his home in Nuseirat camp in central Gaza, along his wife and three of his children, according to his outlet, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, the Lebanese Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Mayadeen TV, and the privately owned news channel Al-Ghad TV.

December 19, 2023

Adel Zorob, a Palestinian freelance journalist who worked with multiple media outlets, including the Hamas affiliated Al-Aqsa Voice Radio, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on his home in Rafah, southern Gaza, along with 25 family members, according to the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, the Middle East Eye, the Palestinian Authority-run news agency Wafa, and the independent Wattan news agency.

Zorob posted Gaza war news on his Facebook page and on WhatsApp news groups. The last news message was sent directly before his death, according to a WhatsApp screenshot CPJ viewed. The Zorob family were among the few Palestinians in Gaza who remained in their own homes in a war that has displaced some 1.9 million people — more than 80% of the territory’s population, according to the Associated Press

December 18, 2023

Abdallah Alwan, a Palestinian media worker and voice-over specialist who contributed to multiple media outlets including the Al-Jazeera owned platform Midan, Mugtama magazine and Al-Jazeera, and was a radio host for the Islamic University’s Holy Quran Radio, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on his home in Jabalia on December 18, 2023, according to his outlet Midan, the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa Radio, the local Palestinian newspaper Al-Hadath, and Jordan’s Amman-based Roya TV. In his last Facebook post on December 17, Alwan wrote that “On every morning, we say that last night was the worst night in the war… All days are worse than each other. This briefly describes the war.” On November 30, Alwan posted photos of the damage on his home because of Israeli bombing, saying two of his nieces were killed in the strikes. 

December 17, 2023

Assem Kamal Moussa, a Palestinian journalist who produced visual and written news reports for the local privately owned news website Palestine Now, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Khan Yunis, southern Gaza on December 17, according to his outlet,Lebanon’s Hezbollah-affiliated broadcaster Al-Mayadeen, and the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa radio channel.

Haneen Kashtan, a Palestinian journalist who contributed to multiple media outlets including the local Fatah-affiliated TV Al-Kofiya, the local privately owned Baladna Web TV (launched by journalists in 2017), and others, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Nuseirat refugee camp in northern Gaza, along with other family members, according to the Palestinian Journalists’ SyndicateAl-Jazeera, and the Cairo-based Youm7

December 15, 2023

Samer Abu Daqqa, a camera operator for Al-Jazeera Arabic, was killed by a drone strike while covering the aftermath of nightly Israeli strikes on a UN school sheltering displaced people in the center of Khan Yunis, southern Gaza, according to Al-Jazeera and other news reports. He was trapped with other injured people in the school, which was surrounded by Israeli forces, and was unable to be evacuated for treatment. His colleague, Al-Jazeera bureau chief Wael Al Dahdouh, was also injured in the same strike.

December 9, 2023

Ola Atallah, a Palestinian female freelance journalist who contributed to multiple media outlets, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on the house in which she and her family was taking refuge, in the El-Daraj area of Gaza city in northern Gaza on December 9, according to Arabi 21Anadolu news agency, and the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate. Those sources said that Atallah was killed with nine members of her family, including her brother and her uncles.

On November 27, Atallah wrote an article for the Al-Morasel website about life in Gaza during the war, describing the destruction and damage to her neighborhood and city. Atallah formerly worked as a reporter for Anadolu news agency, which she left in 2017. Atallah was known on social media, and her last tweet on December 8 asked, “How many more nights of terror and death does Gaza have to count?”

December 3, 2023

Hassan Farajallah, who held a senior position for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Quds TV, was killed in an Israeli bombardment in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate and the International Federation of Journalists.

December 1, 2023

Abdullah Darwish. A Palestinian cameraman for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV, Darwish was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, according to the Amman-based news outlet Roya News, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, and the International Federation of Journalists.

Montaser Al-Sawaf, a Palestinian cameraman for Anadolu Agency, was killed in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, as confirmed by Anadolu AgencyMiddle East Monitor, and the International Federation of Journalists.

Adham Hassouna, a Palestinian freelance journalist and media professor at Gaza and Al-Aqsa universities, was killed, along with several members of his family in an Israeli airstrike in the city of Gaza, as reported by the Ramallah-based Palestinian news network SHFA and the Beirut-based press freedom group SKeyes, and the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate.

November 24, 2023

Mostafa Bakeer, a Palestinian journalist and cameraperson for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV, was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, southern Gaza, according to the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa radio, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, and the International Federation of Journalists

November 23, 2023

Mohamed Mouin Ayyash, a Palestinian journalist and a freelance photographer, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on his home in Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, along with 20 members of his family, according to the Amman-based news outlet Roya News, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, and the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency Wafa

November 22, 2023

Mohamed Nabil Al-Zaq, a Palestinian journalist and a social media manager for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Quds TV, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Shejaiya in northern Gaza, according to the Amman-based news outlet Roya News, the Ramallah-based news website Wattan TV, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, and the International Federation of Journalists.   

November 21, 2023

Farah Omar, a Lebanese reporter for the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Mayadeen TV channel, was killed by an Israeli strike in the Tayr Harfa area in southern Lebanon, close to the border with Israel, according to Al-MayadeenAl-Jazeera, and the Beirut-based press freedom group SKeyes. She was reporting on escalating hostilities across the Lebanese-Israeli border and gave a live update an hour before her death.

Rabih Al Maamari, a Lebanese cameraperson for the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Mayadeen TV channel, was killed by an Israeli strike in the Tayr Harfa area in southern Lebanon, close to the border with Israel, along with his colleague Farah Omar, according to Al-MayadeenAl-Jazeera, and the Beirut-based press freedom group SKeyes.

November 20, 2023

Ayat Khadoura, a Palestinian freelance journalist and podcast presenter, was killed along with an unknown number of family members in an Israeli airstrike on her home in Beit Lahya in northern Gaza, according to the Beirut-based press freedom group SKeyes, the news website Arabi 21, and London-based Al-Ghad TV. Khadoura shared videos on social media about the situation in Gaza, including a November 6 video, which she called “my last message to the world” where she said, “We had big dreams but our dream now is to be killed in one piece so they know who we are.”

Alaa Taher Al-Hassanat, a Palestinian journalist and presenter at AlMajedat Media Network, was killed, along with multiple members of her family, in an Israeli airstrike that hit her house in the Gaza Strip, according to the Beirut-based press freedom group SKeyesQuds News Network, and the Ramallah-based Palestinian news network SHFA. In 2015, Al-Hassanat wrote an article about the 2014 war on Gaza, in which she detailed what she endured, adding that “our role as journalists is now more important than ever.”

November 19, 2023

Bilal Jadallah, director of Press House-Palestine, a non-profit which supports the development of independent Palestinian media, was killed in his car in Gaza in an Israeli airstrike, according to the Palestinian Journalists’ SyndicateAl Qahera News, and the Cairo-based Youm7.

November 18, 2023

Abdelhalim Awad. A Palestinian media worker and driver for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV, Awad was killed in a strike on his home in the Gaza Strip, according to the London-based Al-Ghad TV, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, and the Beirut-based press freedom group SKeyes. Awad had been working full-time since the beginning of the war in Khan Yunis and had left to visit his family last week, his colleague Ziad AlMokayyed told CPJ via messaging app.

The director of Quds News Network, Sari Mansour and his colleague and friend Hassouneh Salim were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, according to the Cairo-based Elwatan news, the Palestinian Journalists’ SyndicateAl-Jazeera, and Anadolu Agency.

Hassouneh Salim, a Palestinian freelance photojournalist, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, along with his colleague and friend Sari Mansour, according to the Jordan-based Roya newsAl-JazeeraYahoo News, and the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate.

Mostafa El Sawaf, a Palestinian writer and analyst who contributes to the local news website MSDR News, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on his home along with his wife and two of his sons in Shawa Square, Gaza City, according to the Beirut based Skeyes, the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, and the Cairo-based Youm7.

November 13, 2023

Ahmed Fatima. A photographer for the Egypt-based Al Qahera News TV and a media worker with Press House – Palestine, Fatima was killed in a strike in Gaza, according to the news channel, the Egypt-based Ahram Online, the Palestinians Journalists’ Syndicate, and the Jordan-based Roya news

Yaacoub Al-Barsh, the Executive Director of the local Namaa Radio, was killed after sustaining injuries on November 12 from an Israeli airstrike on his home in northern Gaza,  according to the Beirut-based press freedom group SKeyes, the Ramallah-based Palestinian news network SHFA, the Palestinian press freedom group MADA

November 10, 2023

Ahmed Al-Qara, a photojournalist who worked for Al-Aqsa University and was also a freelancer, was killed in a strike at the entrance of Khuza’a town, east of the southern city of Khan Yunis, according to the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate and the Cairo-based Al-Dostor newspaper.

November 7, 2023

Mohamed Abu Hassira, a journalist for the Palestinian Authority-run Wafa news agency, was killed in an airstrike on his home in Gaza along with 42 family members, according to the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency Wafa, the London-based news website The New Arab, and the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate

November 5, 2023

Mohamed Al Jaja was a media worker and the organizational development consultant at Press House-Palestine, which owns Sawa news agency in Gaza and promotes press freedom and independent media. He was killed in an airstrike on his home along with his wife and two daughters in the Al-Naser neighborhood in northern Gaza, according to the London-based news website The New Arab, the Beirut-based press freedom group SKeyes, and the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate.

November 2, 2023

A journalist and correspondent for the local channel Palestinian TV, Mohammed Abu Hatab was killed along with 11 members of his family in an Israeli airstrike on their home in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency WAFA and the Amman-based news outlet Roya News.

November 1, 2023

Majd Fadl Arandas. A member of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate who worked for the news website Al-Jamaheer, Arandas was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate and the Beirut-based press freedom group SKeyes

October 31, 2023

Majed Kashko, a media worker and the office director of the Palestinian Authority-run Palestine TV channel, was killed with his family members in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, according to a statement issued by the channel, the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency Wafa, and the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate.

October 27, 2023

Journalist Yasser Abu Namous of Al-Sahel media organization, was killed in an airstrike on his family home in Khan Yunis, Gaza, according to the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency WafaAl-Jazeera, and the Hamas-affiliated Al-Quds network.

October 26, 2023

Palestinian journalist Duaa Sharaf, host for the Hamas-affiliated Radio Al-Aqsa, was killed with her child in an airstrike on her home in the Yarmouk neighborhood in Gaza, according to Anadolu Agency and Middle East Monitor

October 25, 2023

Saed Al-Halabi, a journalist for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV, was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, the Palestinian press freedom group MADA, and Al-Jazeera-Palestine.

Salma Mkhaimer, a freelance journalist, was killed alongside her child in an Israeli airstrike in Rafah city in the southern Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate and the independent Egyptian online newspaper, Mada Masr.

Ahmed Abu Mhadi. A journalist for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV, Mhadi was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate and Youm7.  

October 23, 2023

Mohammed Imad Labad. A journalist from the Al Resalah news website, Labad was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City, according to RT Arabic, and the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency, WAFA.

October 22, 2023

Roshdi Sarraj. A journalist and co-founder of Ain Media, a Palestinian company specializing in professional media services, Sarraj was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency, Wafa, and Sky News. 

October 20, 2023

On October 20, Israeli journalist Roee Idan was declared dead after his body was recovered, according to The Times of Israel and the International Federation of Journalists. Idan, a photographer for the Israeli newspaper Ynet, was initially reported missing when his wife and daughter were killed in a Hamas attack on October 7 on Kibbutz Kfar Aza. CPJ confirmed that he was working on the day of the attack.

Mohammed Ali. A journalist from Al-Shabab Radio (Youth Radio), Ali was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate and the Cairo-based newspaper Al-Dostor.

October 19, 2023

Khalil Abu Aathra. A videographer for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV, Abu Aathra was killed along with his brother in an Israeli airstrike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, as reported by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate and the Amman-based news outlet Roya News.

October 18, 2023

Sameeh Al-Nady. A journalist and director for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV, Al-Nady was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate and the Palestinian press agency Safa.

October 17, 2023

Mohammad Balousha, a journalist and the administrative and financial manager of the local media channel “Palestine Today” office in Gaza, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Al-Saftawi neighborhood in northern Gaza, as reported by Anadolu Agency and The Guardian.

Issam Bhar, a journalist for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV, was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip, according to TRT Arabia and the Cairo-based Arabic newspaper Shorouk News.

October 16, 2023

A journalist who worked for Al-Manara News Agency and HQ News Agency, Abdul Hadi Habib was killed along with several of his family members when a missile strike hit his house near the Zeitoun neighborhood, south of Gaza City, according to the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate and the independent Palestinian news organization International Middle East Media Center.

October 14, 2023

Yousef Maher Dawas, a contributing writer for Palestine Chronicle and a writer for We Are Not Numbers (WANN), a youth-led Palestinian nonprofit project, was killed in an Israeli missile strike on his family’s home in the northern town of Beit Lahia, located in the Gaza Strip north of Jabalia,  according to WANN and Palestine Chronicle.

October 13, 2023

The death of Salam Mema, a freelance journalist, was confirmed on this date. Mema held the position of head of the Women Journalists Committee at the Palestinian Media Assembly, an organization committed to advancing media work for Palestinian journalists. Her body was recovered from the rubble three days after her home in the Jabalia camp, situated in the northern Gaza Strip, was struck by an Israeli airstrike on October 10, according to the  Palestinian Journalists Syndicate and the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency, Wafa.

Husam Mubarak, a journalist for the Hamas-affiliated Al Aqsa Radio, was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip, according to the Skeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom and the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate.

Issam Abdallah, a Beirut-based videographer for the Reuters news agency, was killed during a shelling attack from the direction of Israel near the Lebanon border. Abdallah and a group of other journalists were covering the back-and-forth shelling near Al-Shaab in southern Lebanon between Israeli forces and Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group.

October 12, 2023

Ahmed Shehab A journalist for Sowt Al-Asra Radio (Radio Voice of the Prisoners), Shehab, along with his wife and three children, was killed in an Israeli airstrike that struck his house in Jabalia, located in the northern Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate and the London-based news website The New Arab.

October 11, 2023

Mohamed Fayez Abu Matar, a freelance photojournalist, was killed during an Israeli airstrike in Rafah city, in the southern Gaza Strip, according to The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate and to the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency Wafa.

October 10, 2023

Saeed al-Taweel, editor-in-chief of the Al-Khamsa News website, was killed when Israeli warplanes struck an area housing several media outlets in Rimal district in western Gaza, specifically targeting the Hiji building, according to the U.K.-based newspaper, The Independent, the Qatari-owned English-language news channel Al Jazeera English, and the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency Wafa.

Mohammed Sobh, a photographer from “Khabar” News Agency, also was killed in the Rimal district air strike, according to the news reports.

 

Hisham Alnwajha, a journalist at the “Khabar” news agency, also was reported killed in the same bombing that took the lives of Al-Taweel and Sobh.

October 8, 2023

Assaad Shamlakh, a freelance journalist, was killed along with nine members of his family in an Israeli airstrike on their home in Sheikh Ijlin, a neighborhood in the southern Gaza Strip, according to the Beirut-based nonprofit research and advocacy organization, The Legal Agenda (LA), and BBC Arabic.

October 7, 2023

Ayelet Arnin. A 22-year-old news editor with the Israel Broadcasting Corporation Kan, Arnin was killed during a Hamas attack in the south of Israel. Her killing was reported to her parents by a friend, according to The Times of Israel and Yahoo.

Shai Regev, who served as an editor for TMI, the gossip and entertainment news section of the Hebrew-language daily newspaper Ma’ariv, was killed during a Hamas attack on Israel. The confirmation of Shai Regev’s death came after she was reported missing for six days, with the announcement made to her family, as reported by Maariv and The Times of Israel.

Yaniv Zohar, an Israeli photographer working for the Israeli Hebrew-language daily newspaper Israel Hayom, was killed during a Hamas attack on Kibbutz Nahal Oz in southern Israel. Israel Hayom and Israel National News reported that his wife and two daughters also died in the attack.  Israel Hayom editor-in-chief Omer Lachmanovitch told CPJ that Yaniv was working on that day.

Mohammad Al-Salhi , a photojournalist working for the Fourth Authority news agency, was shot dead near a Palestinian refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency Wafa, and the Journalist Support Committee (JSC), a nonprofit which promotes the rights of the media in the Middle East.

Mohammad Jarghoun, a journalist with Smart Media, was shot while reporting on the conflict in an area to the east of Rafah city in the southern Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian press freedom group MADA and the JSC.

Ibrahim Mohammad Lafi, a photographer for Ain Media, was shot and killed at the Gaza Strip’s Erez Crossing into Israel,according to MADA and JSC.

Israel / Committee to Protect Journalists / Palestine

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