Below is an excerpt from RSF’s appeal:
“A total of 41 journalists have so far been killed in the Israel-Palestine war which began on 7 October. 36 among them are Palestinian reporters killed by Israeli strikes in the Gaza Strip. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the protection of those still there.
Nowhere is safe for journalists in the Gaza Strip. Whether they are out in the open, operating in press tents set up near hospitals, or in their homes or makeshift shelters with their family members, reporters in the Gaza Strip covering one of this century’s deadliest wars are in constant danger of death.
Just one month after Hamas’ shocking attack and Israel’s subsequent armed response, the toll is terrifying – no fewer than 36 journalists have been killed by Israeli strikes in Gaza in 31 days of war.
More than 50 media premises have been completely or partially destroyed by Israeli strikes. The latest was the Agence France-Press bureau on 3 November. Five days earlier, on 28 October, at the start of a media blackout imposed during a ground operation, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) notified AFP and the Reuters news agency that they could not guarantee the safety of their journalists in Gaza.”
To learn more, read our Israel/Palestine conflict factsheet
On the cover photo, Pro-Palestine march amid the killing of the Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh (London, England, UK – May 14, 2022) © Loredana Sangiuliano/Shutterstock.com