Palestinian press freedom defender Bilal Jadallah killed by Israeli airstrike in Gaza, Lebanese correspondent Farah Omar and videographer Rabih Al Maamari killed by Israeli airstrike in Lebanon, and in total at least 53 journalists killed in Israel-Gaza war

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Tributes paid to Palestinian press freedom defender Bilal Jadallah. On Sunday 19 November Jadallah, the director of Press House-Palestine, was killed by an Israeli airstrike that hit his car in Gaza.

Al-Mayadeen TV reporter and videographer killed by Israeli strike in south Lebanon. On Tuesday 21 November correspondent Farah Omar and videographer Rabih Al Maamari, Lebanese journalists of the Lebanon-based broadcaster Al-Mayadeen TV, were killed by an Israeli strike on Tayr Harfa, south Lebanon.

Journalist casualties in the Israel-Gaza war. As of 23 November, at least 53 journalists and media workers have been killed since the war began on 7 October: 46 Palestinian, 4 Israeli, and 3 Lebanese.

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Image credit: Bilal Jadallah from 20 November 2023 CPJ article CPJ pays tribute to slain Palestinian press freedom defender Bilal Jadallah