On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, the number of Palestinian media professionals killed rose to 8, following the killing of journalist Salam Mima, her husband, and her three children, Hadi, Ali, and Sham, in the bombing of their home in the Jabalia camp in the Gaza Strip.
This morning the IOF killed journalists Saeed Al-Taweel, Hisham Al-Nawajha, and Mohamed Abu Rizq, as it bombed them as they were covering the evacuation of one of the buildings threatened by bombing in Gaza.
Four other journalists were killed during the past four days, including Mohamed Al-Salhi, Ibrahim Lafi, and Asaad Shamlikh, bringing the number of journalists who were killed to 8.
A number of Palestinian media professionals were injured during the aggression on Gaza, including Ibrahim Qanan (correspondent for Al-Ghad Channel), and Saleh Al-Masry and his wife. The occupation aircraft destroyed the house of Rami Al-Sharafi (director of Zamn Radio), the house of Basil Khair Al-Din (anchor of Al-Quds Al-Youm Channel), and the house of Tamer Al-Mashal (Al Jazeera correspondent), while several media organisations were targeted by the bombing.
Since the beginning of its aggression against the Gaza Strip, IOF has deliberately targeted journalists with the aim of obliterating the truth of their crimes committed against the Palestinians.
During the past hours, Israeli fighters launched violent and unprecedented raids on the Al-Rimal neighborhood, west of Gaza City, resulting in deaths, injuries, and the destruction of large numbers of buildings, residential towers, and institutions.
The Israeli occupation aggression against the Gaza Strip has so far resulted in the killing of 765 Palestinians and the wounding of 4000 others with various injuries.
The Israeli aggression on Gaza constitutes a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and human rights, as it exposes the lives of civilians, including journalists and media professionals, to extreme danger, and causes them great suffering.