Gaza death Toll Reaches 28,775: Health Ministry

Fri Feb 16 2024
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Gaza: The Health Ministry in Gaza has said that Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip has killed around 28,775 people and injured 68,552 people mostly women and children. The ministry said that 112 Palestinians have been killed and 157 injured over the past 24 hours.

Similarly, Dr Nahed Abu Taima, director of Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Younis said that the situation at the hospital is “catastrophic”.

Earlier the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said that 72 of the 99 journalists killed across the world in 2023 were Palestinians reporting on Gaza war, making those 12 months the deadliest for the media in almost ten years.  The toll is the highest since 2015 and an increase of nearly 44% on 2022’s figures, AFP reported.

The CPJ said that in December 2023, more journalists were killed in the first 3 months of the Israel-Hamas conflict than have ever been killed in a single nation over an entire year.

The vast majority of the seventy-seven journalists killed in the Israel-Hamas war– 72 of them – were Palestinian, the CJP said. 3 Lebanese and 2 Israelis were also killed.

CPJ chief executive Jodie Ginsberg said that journalists in Gaza are bearing witness on the frontlines. He added that the immense loss suffered by Palestinian journalists in this conflict will have long-term impacts for journalism not just in the Palestinian territories but globally.

CPJ has previously criticized what it calls “persecution” of journalists by Israeli troops, and is probing whether a dozen journalists killed in the Gaza war were deliberately targeted by Israeli forces, which would constitute “a war crime.”

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The CPJ warned that Mexico, along with Somalia and the Philippines, was one of the world’s deadliest countries for the media.

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