Journalist Killed in Attack: Six journalists injured in incident, Israel missile strike hits journalists
The casualties due to the conflicts in the Middle East continue to be recorded, as another tragic loss is announced. One of the journalists from the Reuters news agency tragically lost his life during an attack by Israel. In addition to the death of the Reuters journalist, it was reported that multiple correspondents from other media outlets were injured at the scene.
The incident occurred on Friday, October 13, after missiles were fired from Israel into southern Lebanon, hitting the group of journalists. The news agency Reuters confirmed the death of one of their correspondents who was located in southern Lebanon. They also stated that six other journalists were injured in the same attack that claimed the journalist’s life. The events unfolded near Alma al-Shaab, close to the border with Israel, where the Israeli army and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah have been exchanging gunfire in border clashes.
According to Reuters, Najibi Mikati, the Lebanese Prime Minister, and a Hezbollah legislator blamed Israel for the incident. The Israeli Defense Forces did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the incident.
However, on Friday, October 13, Israel’s envoy to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, gave a brief statement about what had occurred. “Obviously, we would never want to hit, kill, or shoot any journalist who is doing their job,” Erdan stated. “But, you know, we’re in a state of war, things could happen,” added Israel’s envoy, mentioning that the country would investigate the matter.
Reuters confirmed the identity of the journalist who lost his life during Israel’s attack on Lebanon. The journalist was Issam Abdallah, who was doing his job as a video journalist for the agency. He was conducting a live video signal for broadcasters when the missile attack from Israel occurred. The camera was pointed at a slope when a powerful explosion shook the camera, filling the air with smoke, and then the screams followed. “We are deeply saddened to learn that our cameraman, Issam Abdallah, has been killed,” said the Reuters news agency.
“We are urgently seeking more information, working with regional authorities, and supporting Issam’s family and colleagues,” Reuters added. They also reported that two other journalists from the news agency were injured in the attack, Thaer Al-Sudani and Maher Nazeh. Both Reuters correspondents were taken to a medical center after the incident, where they were discharged after receiving medical attention. According to Nazeh, they were filming missile shots from Israel when one hit Issam Abdallah, who was sitting under a stone wall near the rest of the group.
Source: The article was written based on information from various news sources.