Another journalist killed in Israeli attack in Gaza as death toll rises to 153 since Oct. 7

Another journalist killed in Israeli attack in Gaza as death toll rises to 153 since Oct. 7

Mohammad Mahmoud Abu Shareeah killed after strike on his home in Gaza City, according to local authorities

By Mustafa Haboush

GAZA CITY, Palestine (AA) - A Palestinian journalist died Monday of wounds sustained in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, taking the death toll to 153 since last October, local authorities said.

Mohammad Mahmoud Abu Shareeah, a journalist with the local Shams News agency, was seriously injured in a strike targeting his home on Saturday and succumbed to his wounds on Monday, Gaza’s government media office said in a statement.

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said the war in Gaza has become “the deadliest for journalists” since it began documenting journalist killings worldwide in 1992.

In February, the Washington-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) said the Gaza war has seen the highest levels of violence against journalists in 30 years.

Israel, flouting a UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate cease-fire, has faced international condemnation amid its continued brutal offensive on Gaza since an Oct. 7, 2023 attack by the Palestinian group Hamas.

Nearly 37,900 Palestinians have since been killed, mostly women and children, and around 87,000 others injured, according to local health authorities.

Over eight months into the Israeli war, vast tracts of Gaza lie in ruins amid a crippling blockade of food, clean water and medicine.

Israel stands accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice, whose latest ruling ordered it to immediately halt its military operation in the southern city of Rafah, where over a million Palestinians had sought refuge from the war before it was invaded on May 6.

*Writing by Mohammad Sio in Istanbul

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