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At least 12 journalists killed since war began

At least 12 journalists have been killed since the war began over a week ago, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). 

Ten of them were Palestinian journalists killed by Israeli strikes, while one Israeli journalist was killed during Hamas's attack in southern Israel on 7 October.

Elsewhere, Beirut-based Reuters journalist Issam Abdallah was killed on Friday during an Israeli shelling attack in southern Lebanon. 

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Lebanese journalists protest against the killing of Reuters videographer Issam Abdallah in Beirut, Lebanon, on 15 October 2023 (Reuters)

"CPJ emphasises 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 programme coordinator.

"Journalists are making great sacrifices across the region covering this important conflict. Measures to ensure their safety must be taken by all parties to stop this deadly and heavy toll."