These masking battle seem like being ‘systematically eradicated’
A horrible realisation hit us when the information dropped about extra Lebanese journalists killed on the southern border with Israel this morning.
We had met and talked to them as we had been filming and gathering proof about allegations that journalists and civilians are being intentionally focused.
Reporter Farah Omar, who labored for Al Mayadeen TV and has appeared within the channel’s promotional movies about masking the battle, waited politely till we might completed doing our filming.
We had been interviewing journalist Samir Ayoub, who’s nonetheless mourning the loss of life of 4 of his household in an Israeli strike on the automobile they had been travelling in. Then she approached me and we chatted.
She and her crew, like us, had been clearly marked as media with flak jackets on and press badges caught on the armour, back and front.
Journalism is a really harmful job right here and more and more changing into riskier.
These masking this battle – in Gaza and in Lebanon – seem like within the midst of being systematically eradicated.
As of 21 November, 53 journalists and media staff are confirmed to have died in Gaza: 46 Palestinians, 4 Israelis, and three Lebanese nationals, in accordance with the Committee to Defend Journalists.
In Lebanon, there was a string of assaults on teams of journalists over the previous few weeks.
With Farah and her cameraman Rabih Maamari, plus the killing of Reuters cameraman Issam Abdallah a couple of weeks in the past, the variety of journalists killed in Lebanon has risen to a few.
However these numbers do not have in mind the horrible accidents suffered by those that’ve survived, who’re nonetheless recovering from their wounds, some life-changing – in addition to dealing with the emotional scars that will by no means heal.