Abir Kopty مدوّنة عبير قبطي

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*Updated post. Gaza: 15 journalists killed by Israeli bombing

The crime of attacking journalists by Israel is not a new practice, during the war on Gaza in 2008-2009 and in November 2012, several attacks and deaths of journalists were documented.شهداء الصحافة

During Israel’s current war on Gaza, the atrocity of assaults on journalists has gone beyond. Since the beginning of the assault, on July 7th, Palestinian journalists and media institutions were massively targeted by Israeli shelling, 8 journalists* were killed and more than a dozen injured, over 15 media headquarters, media vehicles and houses of Journalists were shelled. If that is not a deliberate attack on media, then what is?

UPDATE: when this post was originally published the number of journalists who has been killed by Israeli aggression was 8. This post is now updated with names of another six Palestinian journalists and one foreign journalist who have been killed after publishing the original post. Also, by the end of August, over 45 media headquarters, media vehicles and houses of Journalists were shelled.

Here is the list of Journalists killed by Israeli Military in Gaza during the latest assault, may their souls rest in peace:

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