This number includes 54 Palestinian, 4 Israeli, and 3 Lebanese reporters.
11 journalists were reported injured, 3 journalists were reported missing and 19 journalists were reported arrested.
"There have also been numerous assaults, threats, cyberattacks, censorship, and killings of family members.
CPJ is also investigating numerous unconfirmed reports of other journalists being killed, missing, detained, hurt, or threatened, and of damage to media offices and journalists’ homes.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) told Reuters and Agence France Press news agencies that it could not guarantee the safety of their journalists operating in the Gaza Strip, after they had sought assurances that their journalists would not be targeted by Israeli strikes."
The Committee to protect journalists has joined over 200 organizations
in urging the U.N. Security Council, the U.N. Secretary General, and all world leaders to ensure an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories to prevent further harm to civilians.
The joint statement:
"...we put our voices together and call on all Heads of State, the UN Security Council, and actors on the ground, to prioritize the preservation of human life above all else. During this ceasefire, we call on all parties to unconditionally:
1) Facilitate the delivery of lifesaving assistance, including food, medical supplies, fuel, and the resumption of electricity and internet to Gaza, in addition to safe passage of humanitarian and medical staff.
2) Free all civilian hostages, especially children and elderly
3) Allow humanitarian convoys to reach UN facilities, schools, hospitals, and health facilities in northern Gaza and commit to protecting them along with the civilians and staff inside them at all times.
4) Rescind orders by the Government of Israel for civilians to depart northern Gaza.
5) Allow patients in critical condition to be medically evacuated for urgent care.
Other city councils across the US
have since passed ceasefire resolutions including Atlanta
, Oakland and Providence.
18 elected officials
from the Los Angeles region presented an open letter to President Biden and Secretary Blinken, calling for a “permanent ceasefire in Gaza, the safe return of all of those who have been taken captive … and an end to the collective punishment of Palestinians.”