A journalist has died in Israeli shelling in Alma al-Shaab, Lebanon, as reported by BNO media. The journalist has been identified as Issam Abdallah.

An AFP correspondent said that an Israeli shelling in southern Lebanon on Friday resulted in multiple injuries to journalists. When they were approaching Alma al-Shaab, which is located in southern Lebanon close to the border, a group of journalists from different news outlets came under fire from Israeli forces.

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“We are deeply saddened to learn that our videographer, Issam Abdallah, has been killed,” a Reuters representative said in an email to Insider. Issam was a member of a Reuters team that was delivering a live broadcast from southern Lebanon. During this tragic moment, our thoughts are with their families.”

The spokesman also underlined their dedication to quickly obtaining additional information, working with local authorities, and providing assistance to Issam’s family and coworkers. They expressed their sincere sympathies to the bereaved family once more during this tragic time.

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In a statement, the news organization formally acknowledged that its cameraman, Issam Abdallah, died when his crew was struck; Reuters had live-streamed the incident on YouTube. Since then, the video has been taken off.

According to a statement from Reuters, journalists Thaer Al-Sudani and Maher Nazeh were also hurt and are currently undergoing medical attention.

Al Jazeera Journalist Ali Hashem claimed that on Friday, a caravan of reporters heading across the border area included members of both the Reuters and Al Jazeera teams. Eventually, he stated, they parted ways, with the Al Jazeera crew moving on to a nearby village and the Reuters team going to a location with a vantage point overlooking the scene.

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Who was Issam Abdallah?

Issam Abdallah was working as a cameraman working for Reuters. He was stationed in Lebanon. The nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists reports that at least ten journalist deaths pertaining to the Israel-Gaza conflict have been documented.