Committee to Protect Journalists: Journalist casualties in the Israel-Gaza conflict

CPJ is investigating all reports of journalists killed, injured, detained or missing in the war, including those hurt as hostilities spread to neighboring Lebanon. As of October 16, at least 15 journalists were among the more than 4,000 dead on both sides since the war began on October 7.

16 October 2023// Committee to Protect Journalists

Journalists in Gaza face particularly high risks as they try to cover the conflict in the face of a ground assault by Israeli troops, devastating Israeli airstrikes, disrupted communications, and extensive power outages. As of Monday, October 16:

  • 15 journalists were confirmed dead: 11 Palestinian, three Israeli, and one Lebanese.
  • 8 journalists were reported injured.
  • 3 journalists were reported missing or detained.

CPJ is also investigating reports of threats to journalists, and damage to multiple media offices.

“CPJ emphasizes 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 program coordinator. “Journalists across the region are making great sacrifices to cover this heartbreaking conflict. All parties must take steps to ensure their safety.”

The list published here includes names based on information obtained from CPJ’s sources in the region and media reports. It is unclear whether all of the journalists were covering the conflict at the time of their deaths, but CPJ has included them in our count as we investigate their circumstances. The list is being updated on a regular basis.