Since the start of its aggression against the Gaza Strip on October 7, the Israeli occupation has continued to target Palestinian journalists in an attempt to prevent them from covering its war crimes against the people of Gaza.
A Palestine TV correspondent and 11 members of his family were killed Thursday in an Israeli air strike in southern Gaza, according to the Palestinian television network.
Mohammad Abu Hattab had been reporting live on-air Thursday night outside of Nasser hospital in Gaza; thirty minutes later, when he had returned home, the correspondent was killed, his network reported.
This brings the total number of journalists killed in the Israeli aggression of Gaza since October 7 to 39, according to the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate.
Since 2000, the Israeli army has killed 55 Palestinian journalists, including journalist Sherine Abu Aqla, in May 2022.
The Israeli occupation army has launched a brutal aggression against the Gaza Strip since October 7, killing a total of more than 9,061 Palestinians, including 3,760 children, and wounding about 32,000.
The Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip constitutes a blatant violation of international humanitarian and human rights law as it exposes civilians’ lives to extreme danger, which requires an immediate international intervention.