Credits: Free Press Journal
Al Jazeera’s chief correspondent Wael Al-Dahdou lost four of his family members to an airstrike.
While narrating everyone’s story may take a long time, the lost lives of people in service to us must be acknowledged.
Many had lost their family along with their own lives. the heartbreaking rise in numbers of innocents who only wanted to accompany the journalists only shows people how badly a war can affect lives.
Female journalists with children were targeted specifically. Journalists like Duaa Sharaf and Salma Mkhaimer lost their children in an airstrike.
It makes one wonder if was losing their parent, their child, or their spouse along with their own life in any form justice when all they did was serve the people by delivering crucial information.
Old or young, innocent or guilty, no one can escape the brutality of violence.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is also investigating numerous unconfirmed reports of other journalists being killed, missing, detained, hurt, or threatened, and of damage to media offices and journalists’ homes.
“CPJ emphasizes that journalists are civilians doing important work during times of crisis and must not be targeted by warring parties,” said Sherif Mansour, CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator. “Journalists across the region are making great sacrifices to cover this heart-breaking conflict. Those in Gaza, in particular, have paid, and continue to pay, an unprecedented toll and face exponential threats. Many have lost colleagues, families, and media facilities and have fled seeking safety when there is no safe haven or exit.”