As tensions rise along Israeli borderline in the north, three journalists have reportedly been murdered by an Israeli targeting of southern Lebanon. Three persons were murdered in an “enemy bombing” in the Tayr Harfa region, roughly one mile from the Israeli border, according to a report released on Tuesday by the state-run National News Agency of Lebanon.
According to Al Mayadeen TV, a Lebanese broadcaster, two of its employees were amongst those killed. According to reports, the third victim was a “contributor” to the program and a local reporter. Al Mayadeen released a statement stating, “Correspondent Farah Omar and cameraman Rabih Me’mari were killed by an Israeli attack.”
Al Mayadeen manager declared, “It was a direct attack, it was not by chance.” It followed an Israeli administration move last month to restrict access to the network’s website, according to bin Jiddo.
A reporter and a cameraman were, killed in another incident in southern Lebanon that was intended for reporters. Both of them were employed by Al Mayadeen, a pan-Arabic station. Alongside them was a third individual who also perished.
A reporter stated, “It feels like the Israeli military is seeking to punish and suppress the media here.” After charging Al Mayadeen TV with “wartime efforts to harm [Israel’s] security interests and to serve the enemy’s goals,” Israel banned the channel last week.
Six days after the outset of war, Israeli Minister of Communications said that he had started the process of shutting down Al Mayadeen’s local headquarters and blocking its websites and programs.
According to Khodr, “the army has been asked to begin an investigation into [the Tuesday attack] by the Lebanese Minister of Information.” He continued by claiming that since October 13, there have been three attacks in Lebanese soils in the South on journalists.
According to the AFP news agency, the Israeli army declared that it was “looking into the details” of the event. With these most recent deaths, Israel’s 46-day assault in Gaza has claimed the lives of at least 50 journalists and media professionals. In the beleaguered Gaza Strip, Palestinians account for the great bulk of the journalists who have died.
This proved the greatest intensification of combat between Israel and Lebanon in two decades; thus far, 70 Hezbollah members, 13 Lebanese civilians, seven Israeli forces, and three Israeli citizens have died.