Israel’s war with Hamas since October 7 has cost lives to at least 29 media professionals in a period of less than a month, the non-governmental organization Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) complained yesterday.

The war, now three weeks old, between the Israeli army and the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip of 2.4 million people, erupted after its military arm attacked southern sectors of the Israeli territory, which she was the deadliest state payer in 1948.

“Over the past three weeks, CPJ has documented the deadliest period for journalists covering armed conflict since (…) it began collecting data in 1992,” the Commission said in its statement.

This historically tragic account is accompanied by “harassment”, “arrests” and “other obstacles to journalistic work in areas including the West Bank and Israel”.

As the leeway for journalists to do their work is increasingly restricted, “the ability of the world to learn and understand what is happening in this conflict” is greatly affected, which will apparently “have consequences” on an international scale, the NGO emphasized.

It also expressed its “deep concern” over the disruption of telecommunications and internet access in the Gaza Strip.

“As news organizations lose touch with their crews and reporters in Gaza, who are independent eyewitnesses reporting on developments and the human toll of this war, a window is closing that allowed the world to see the reality of all sides involved in the conflict,” CPJ noted.

“In this dark hour, we stand by the journalists, those who seek the truth, whose daily work informs us of the facts, sheds light on the human condition, enables the control of power,” he added.

Hamas’ attack on Israel has killed more than 1,400 people, mostly civilians, while at least 229 have been kidnapped, according to Israeli authorities. Incessant Israeli retaliatory shelling of the Gaza Strip has since killed more than 7,300 people, also mostly civilians, including more than 3,000 children, according to Hamas’ health ministry. According to the same source, almost 50 hostages have been killed in the Israeli bombardments.