8:25 p.m. ET, October 27, 2023
The current war in Israel and Gaza has been the deadliest for journalists since 1992, advocacy group says
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The past three weeks of the Israel-Hamas war has been the deadliest period for journalists covering conflicts in decades, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Of the journalists killed, at least 24 were Palestinian, four were Israeli, and one was Lebanese, CPJ said.
Communications in Gaza have been severely disrupted in the past several hours as a result of Israeli airstrikes, according to the local telecoms provider Jawwal.
The last standing major internet operator in the region, Paltel, experienced damage to its international routes, according to NetBlocks, an internet outage monitoring firm based in London.
CNN’s Amy O’Kruk and Abeer Salman contributed reporting to this post.
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