Mohammad Abu Hasira, a Palestinian reporter, and forty-two of his family members were killed in an Israeli air assault on Gaza City, according to the Wafa news agency.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), this past month was the deadliest for journalists since records have been kept, with at least 37 journalists losing their lives since the conflict began.
Who was Mohammad Abu Hasira?
Mohammad Abu Hasira was a Palestine reporter. He was killed along with 42 members of his family.
As of now, 37 journalists have been killed in the ongoing conflict, which includes 32 Palestinians, 4 Israelis, and 1 Lebanese among the journalists who died. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) announced that it is presently looking into whether or not each of them was covering the fighting when they passed away.
The CPJ has been keeping track of the deaths of journalists since 1992.
Israel notified Reuters and AFP, two foreign news agencies, this month that it was unable to ensure the security of its journalists while they were operating in the Gaza Strip. Targeting Hamas throughout Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) claimed the organization was conducting military activities “in the vicinity of journalists and civilians.” The Israeli Defense Forces added that buildings in the vicinity might sustain damage as a result of Israeli airstrikes.
These tragic events demonstrate the terrible toll that the conflict has had on the families and journalists of both Israel and Palestine. Palestine TV correspondent Mohammad Abu Hatab and eleven of his family members were killed in an Israeli bombardment in Khan Younis.
Additionally, on October 7, Hamas attacked kibbutzes Kfar Aza and Nahal Oz, killing two Israeli photographers, Yaniv Zohar and Roee Idan, as well as members of their families. Shai Regev and Ayelet Arnin, two Israeli journalists, lost their lives that same day as a result of the Hamas attack on the Supernova music festival.