Lebanon PM says Israeli strikes killed journalists

Lebanon PM says Israeli strikes killed journalists
Lebanon PM says Israeli strikes killed journalists

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details Lebanon PM says Israeli strikes killed journalists in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - BEIRUT — Four people, including two journalists, have been killed in Israeli strikes in Lebanon, local media say, as exchanges of fire intensify along the border.

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Nabjib Mikati condemned the “attack” in the village of Tayr Harfa that killed an Al Mayadeen TV reporter and cameraman along with another man.

An elderly woman was also reportedly killed in Kfarkela, to the east.

The Israeli military has not commented. Earlier, it said aircraft had struck “terrorist cells” in the border area.

It also said they had hit targets belonging to the Lebanese group Hezbollah, which has repeatedly fired missiles and mortar shells across the border since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip six weeks ago.

Al Mayadeen, a Beirut-based Arabic TV channel, said its reporter Farah Omar and cameraman Rabih Al-Maamari were “deliberately targeted” as they reported from Tayr Harfa, a village about 2km (1.2 miles) from the border.

“An Israeli warplane fired two rockets on Farah and Rabih’s location,” it said.

“Farah and Rabih had just ended a live broadcast at 10 a.m. [08:00 GMT], giving updates on the latest Israeli bombardment in South Lebanon.”

A picture posted on social media appeared to show the journalists’ bodies on the ground near a burning TV camera mounted on a tripod.

Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency (NNA) said another civilian, whom it named as Hussein Aqeel, was killed in what would appear to be the third attack on journalists working in southern Lebanon since the start of the war.

Al-Mayadeen director Ghassan Bin Jiddo said Aqeel was a “contributor”.

“This attack proves once again that there are no limits to Israeli crimes, and that its only goal is to silence the media that exposes its crimes and attacks,” Lebanese Prime Minister Mikati said.

A fourth person, who NNA identified as 80-year-old Laiqa Sarhan, was killed and several family members were wounded in a strike on a village further east along the border, the aftermath of which was witnessed by a BBC team.

Their house in Kfarkela was hit and badly damaged. Fire fighters from local Civil Defense units rushed to the scene to put out the blaze, as ambulances took the wounded family members, including children, to hospital.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it was looking into the reports, but it has previously insisted that it does not deliberately target journalists.

Earlier, it put out a statement saying that aircraft had “identified and struck three armed terrorist cells in the area of the border”.

“In addition, IDF fighter jets struck a number of Hezbollah terror targets, including military infrastructure and structures used for directing terrorist activity,” it added.

The statement also said mortar shells had been fired towards an IDF post in northern Israel and that artillery struck “the source of the fire” in response.

Hezbollah is an Iran-backed Shiite Islamist group that wields considerable military and political power in Lebanon. It is considered a terrorist organization by Israel, UK, the US and others.

The deadly exchanges along the border escalated after Oct. 7, when Gaza-based gunmen from Hamas — another Iran-backed group that is also classed as a terrorist group by Israel and Western powers — attacked southern Israel, killing around 1,200 people and taking about 240 others hostage.

Tuesday’s incident in Lebanon comes almost a week after an Israeli attack hit an area in the village of Yaroun where a group of journalists was working.

On Oct. 13, Israeli strikes killed a Reuters news agency cameraman, Issam Abdallah, and six other journalists were wounded as they reported on clashes near the border.

Lebanon’s public Health Ministry reports that at least 77 people, including combatants and civilians, have been killed due to armed clashes along the border with Israel, according to the UN.

Israeli authorities say six soldiers and three civilians have been killed in northern Israel over the same period. — BBC

These were the details of the news Lebanon PM says Israeli strikes killed journalists for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV UK charges three with working for Hong Kong intel services
NEXT Top French university loses funding over pro-Palestinian protests

Author Information

I am Joshua Kelly and I focus on breaking news stories and ensuring we (“Al-KhaleejToday.NET”) offer timely reporting on some of the most recent stories released through market wires about “Services” sector. I have formerly spent over 3 years as a trader in U.S. Stock Market and is now semi-stepped down. I work on a full time basis for Al-KhaleejToday.NET specializing in quicker moving active shares with a short term view on investment opportunities and trends. Address: 838 Emily Drive Hampton, SC 29924, USA Phone: (+1) 803-887-5567 Email: [email protected]