GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 30th Nov. In a tragic incident amid the Israel-Gaza conflict, a journalist named Amal Zohd and her entire family were reportedly killed by Israeli forces in Gaza City. This incident, along with the deaths of 53 other journalists and media workers since the start of the war on October 7, raises significant concerns about the safety and freedom of the press in conflict zones.
Journalist Casualties in the Israel-Gaza Conflict
Preliminary investigations by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reveal that at least 53 journalists and media workers have been among the more than 15,000 fatalities since the war began. This includes individuals like Farah Omar, Rabih Al Maamari, Ayat Khadoura, Alaa Taher Al Hassanat, Bilal Jadallah, Abdelhalim Awad, Sari Mansour, Hassouneh Salim, and Mostafa El Sawaf, in addition to the recently deceased Amal Zohd.
International Condemnation and Media Bias
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) have condemned the killings and ongoing attacks on journalists. These organizations join a chorus of international voices expressing concern over the conflict. BBC journalists have accused the broadcaster of biased reporting, alleging that it humanizes Israeli victims more than Palestinians.
The Tragic Loss of Amal Zohd
Journalist Amal Zohd and her family were killed in an Israeli air attack on their home in Gaza City early this morning. The exact number of family members killed has not been specified. This report follows the death of Palestinian photojournalist Mohammad Ayyash, who, along with several family members, was killed when their home in Nuseirat, central Gaza, was bombed. The deaths of these journalists and their families add a heartbreaking dimension to an already complex and tense conflict.