21 journalists already killed in Hamas-Israel war
At least 21 media representatives have been killed in the war between Israel and Hamas. Eight more journalists have been injured, and three are missing or detained.
This was reported by the Committee to Protect Journalists, a non-profit organization that defends press rights around the world, citing information from its own sources in the region and media reports. It is noted that 17 Palestinians, three Israelis, and one Lebanese are among the victims.
The organization emphasized that it continues to monitor the deaths of journalists and investigate unconfirmed reports of their murder, disappearance, detention, or injury.
As a reminder, Ukraine's Ambassador to Israel Yevhen Korniichuk said that 18 Ukrainian citizens were killed in the country as a result of attacks by the Hamas terrorist organization. As of October 19, the data on 23 Ukrainian victims have not been confirmed.
The diplomat acknowledged that Ukraine remains in second place after the United States in terms of the number of casualties as a result of hostilities in Israel. About 450 of our citizens have been evacuated from the country.
24-year-old Ukrainian citizen Leila Khizhy is among the victims. The native of the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv was with her daughter in the house of her husband's parents when a rocket hit the building.
As reported by OBOZ.UA:
- The media reported that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) received the green light to conduct a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. The first and foremost task for the Israeli military is to destroy Hamas terrorists.
- The Israeli Defense Forces assassinated the only woman in the Hamas leadership, Jamila Al-Shanti, the widow of Hamas co-founder. A year after her husband's assassination in 2004, she became a member of parliament and joined the Hamas political bureau.