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Journalists killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza remembered in Brussels

Anadolu Agency MIDDLE EAST
Published November 28,2023

Journalists who were killed in the Israeli attacks on Gaza were remembered on Monday by their colleagues in Brussels.

The commemoration event, organized by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the National Journalists Union, operating in the UK and Ireland, was attended by European journalists and Palestinian journalists living in Brussels.

Speaking to Anadolu, IFJ spokesperson Pamela Moriniere said that at least 58 journalists, including 51 in Gaza, have been killed since the beginning of the conflict on Oct.7.

"We are worried that our colleagues in the field transmit the real situation freely. It is now extremely hard to be a journalist in the West Bank and Gaza," she said.

"There are many incidents in which Palestinian journalists were targeted by Israeli forces. We took these to the International Criminal Court. We want the EU to also take this issue into serious consideration," she added.

Sara Lewis, head of the National Journalists Union's Brussels branch, said: "Journalists are deliberately targeted and killed in Palestine. This is a war crime."

In a statement Monday, the Gaza-based Government Media Office said the death toll since Oct. 7 is over 15,000, including 6,150 children and 4,000 women, in addition to untold numbers of corpses scattered in the streets.

Israel launched a massive military campaign in the Gaza Strip following a cross-border attack by Hamas on Oct. 7.

The official Israeli death toll stands at 1,200.