Media under fire in Gaza

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As part of the ongoing military offensive on the Gaza Strip, two media towers in downtown Gaza City were targeted by Israeli airstrikes on Sunday morning. Seven journalists were injured, of whom two critically. One of the journalists, 20 year old media intern Khader Zahar, lost his leg. The stairs of the building, from which the injured journalists were carried down 11 storeys after the attack, were covered in the journalists’ blood.

The top floors of both al-Shawa (al Hossari) tower and al-Shourouq tower were completely destroyed. The floors accomodated the offices of media like Al Quds radio, Alwan radio, and Amatar.

Around 10am on Sunday journalists and members of Gaza’s civil society gathered in front of the al-Shawa tower to express their strongest condemnation of the attacks and call for the protection of journalists and all civilians.

In furtherance of their attack on media personnel and a few hours…

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