More journalists killed in Gaza since October 7 than in World War Two

Journalists killed and another injured by Israeli Airstrike in Gaza
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GAZA – The number of journalists who have been killed due to Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since October 7 surpasses the toll of those who lost their lives during World War two (1939-1945), a conflict that resulted in the deaths of tens of millions and is described as the bloodiest war in modern history, according to statistics reported by Anadolu Agency. اضافة اعلان

As reported by Al-Ghad Newspaper, the Washington based Freedom Forum which advocates for press freedom says 69 journalists lost their lives during the 6-year period of World War Two.

Whilst the Government Media Office in the Gaza Strip said the number of journalists who have been killed due to the Israeli war on the region has risen to 73 since October 7.

This figure surpasses the number of journalists killed during, the Vietnam War (63 killed), the Korean War (17 killed) and the ongoing war in Ukraine where 17 journalists have lost their lives since February 2022.

The Israeli army continues to target journalists, and their families in the Gaza Strip since despite deliberate targeting of journalists and civilians being considered a war crime under international humanitarian law.

Reporters Without Borders announced in early November that they had submitted a request to the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes committed against journalists during Israeli violence in Palestine and Lebanon.

While the Israeli forces stated in a press release to global news agencies in the early days of their war on Gaza that they "cannot guarantee the safety of journalists working in the Gaza Strip," the Israeli army also imposed control over news related to Gaza in a message sent to the media on October 26.

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