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Israel – Hamas war has led to their deadliest month on record - Committee to Protect Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists put out their latest death toll update on Monday. The group began recording journalist deaths in 1992 - they say this war has led to their deadliest month on record, writes BBC.

As of December 4:

63 journalists and media workers were confirmed dead: 56 Palestinian, 4 Israeli, and 3 Lebanese
11 journalists were reported injured
3 journalists were reported missing
19 journalists were reported arrested
Multiple assaults, threats, cyberattacks, censorship, and killings of family members

These killings are among the more than 16,000 killed since the war began on October 7 - with more than 15,800 Palestinian deaths in Gaza and the West Bank, and 1,200 deaths in Israel.

The deadliest day of the war for journalists was the first day, October 7, with 6 journalists killed; the second-deadliest day was November 18, when 5 were killed. Israel’s military has told news agencies AFP and Reuters that it cannot guarantee their journalists’ safety - after the agencies had sought assurances their workers would not be targeted by Israeli strikes.

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