34 journalists, including three women, were killed in the attacks. Many more journalists have lost their family members, the statement said.
Al Jazeera journalist Wael Al Dahaduh lost his wife, son and daughter in an Israeli attack on a house in the Nuseerat refugee camp on October 25.
Attack on refugee camp
Al Jazeera reported that broadcast engineer Muhammad Abu Al Kusman lost 19 members of his family in an attack by Israeli forces on a Palestinian refugee camp on Monday.
A Lebanese journalist was killed by Israeli gunfire in the conflict on the Israel-Lebanon border. Israel has lost four of its journalists in attacks by Hamas. Eight journalists are reported to have been injured so far.
The Committee for Protection of Journalists (CPJ) has reported that around 9 journalists have gone missing or been arrested since October 7.
The IDF said it could not guarantee
Agence France-Presse and Reuters have asked for assurances that their journalists will not be targeted in Israeli attacks. But the Israel Security Forces (IDF) said they could not guarantee the safety of journalists during their operations in the Gaza Strip.
“The IDF is attacking Hamas military activities throughout Gaza. Hamas is deliberately conducting its military operations in areas where journalists and civilians are present. We cannot guarantee the safety of your employees and request you to take the necessary measures for their safety,” the IDF said.
CPJ said it was investigating numerous unconfirmed reports of other journalists being killed, disappeared, arrested, injured or threatened, and of damage to media offices and journalists’ homes.