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Who Are the Killed Gazan Journalists Affiliated With Palestinian Terror Groups?

Israeli military vehicles move near the Israel-Gaza border, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in southern Israel, Dec. 31, 2023. Photo: REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura

One of the more widely discussed facets of the Israel-Hamas war has been the number of Palestinian journalists killed in Gaza since October 7.

The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Associated Press, and the Financial Times are just some of the mainstream media organizations that have featured in-depth reports on the Palestinian journalist casualties in Gaza.

However, what these reports fail to disclose is that a substantial number of these Gaza-based journalists were either members of proscribed Palestinian terror organizations, or affiliated with these groups. These groups include Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Based on information provided by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), of the 83 Palestinian journalists identified by the CPJ as being killed in Gaza as of February 22, 2024, 45 (roughly 55%) were either members or affiliates of a Palestinian terrorist group.

The following is a list of the killed Palestinian journalists who were associated with Gaza-based terror groups:

Alaa Al-Hams (passed away on February 12, 2024 from a prior wound) — She had previously worked for the Houthi-affiliated Al Masira TV Network and the Hamas-affiliated news agency, Al-Rai.
Mohammed Atallah (reported killed on January 29, 2024) — He worked for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Resalah news website.
Iyad El-Ruwagh (reported killed on January 25, 2024) — He worked as a host for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa Voice Radio.
Mohamed Jamal Sobhi Al-Thalathini (reported killed on January 11, 2024) — He worked for the Islamic Jihad-affiliated broadcaster, Al-Qouds Al-Youm.
Ahmed Bdeir (reported killed on January 10, 2024) — He worked for Bawabat al-Hadaf, which is affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Hamza Al Dahdouh (reported killed on January 7, 2024) — He worked for Al Jazeera. He reportedly served in Islamic Jihad’s electronic engineering unit, and previously served as a deputy commander in the Zeitoun Brigade’s rocket force.
Mustafa Thuraya (reported killed on January 7, 2024) — He worked as a freelancer for AFP. He reportedly served as a deputy squad commander in Hamas’ Gaza City Brigade.
Akram Elshafie (passed away on January 5, 2024 from injuries sustained in October 2023) — He worked for the Hamas-affiliated Safa news agency.
Jabr Abu Hadrous (reported killed on December 29, 2023) — He worked as a reporter for the Islamic Jihad-affiliated broadcaster, Al-Qouds Al-Youm.
Ahmed Khaireddine (reported killed on December 28, 2023) — He worked as a cameraman for the Islamic Jihad-affiliated broadcaster Al-Qouds Al-Youm and for the Hamas-affiliated Quds Feed.
Mohamad Al-Iff (reported killed on December 24, 2023) — He worked as a journalist and photographer for the Hamas-affiliated news agency, Al-Rai.
Mohamed Azzaytouniyah (reported killed on December 24, 2023) — He worked as a sound engineer for the Hamas-affiliated news agency, Al-Rai.
Ahmad Jamal Al-Madhoun (reported killed on December 24, 2023) — He served as the deputy director of the Hamas-affiliated news agency, Al-Rai.
Mohamed Naser Abu Huwaidi (reported killed on December 22, 2023) — He worked for the Islamic Jihad-affiliated newspaper, Al-Istiklal.
Mohamed Khalifeh (reported killed on December 22, 2023) –– He served as a director at the Hamas-affiliated broadcaster, Al-Aqsa TV*.
Adel Zorob (reported killed on December 19, 2023) — He was a freelance journalist who worked with a variety of media outlets in Gaza, including the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa Voice Radio.
Abdallah Alwan (reported killed on December 18, 2023) — He worked for Al Jazeera and also as a radio host at the Islamic University in Gaza, a Hamas-affiliated organization.
Haneen Kashtan (reported killed on December 17, 2023) — He worked for the Fatah-affiliated Al-Kofiya TV and for Tzut Alutan, a radio station affiliated with the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Hassan Farajalla (reported killed on December 3, 2023) — According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, he held a senior position at Hamas-affiliated Al-Quds TV. According to the Meir Amit Center, he held a senior position at the Islamic Jihad-affiliated broadcaster, Al-Qouds Al-Youm.
Shaima El-Gazzar (reported killed on either December 3 or 4, 2023) — She worked for the Al-Majedat network and was reportedly also a Hamas activist.
Abdullah Darwish (reported killed on December 1, 2023) — He worked as a cameraman for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV*.
Mostafa Bakeer (reported killed on November 24, 2023) — He worked as a cameraman and journalist for the Hamas-affiliated broadcaster, Al-Aqsa TV*.
Assem Al-Barsh (reported killed on November 22, 2023) — He worked for the Hamas-affiliated news agency, Al-Rai.
Mohamed Nabil Al-Zaq (reported killed on November 22, 2023) — He worked for the Islamic Jihad-affiliated media network, Al-Qouds Al-Youm.
Abdelhalim Awad (reported killed on November 18, 2023) — He served as a media worker and driver for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV*.
Mostafa El Sawaf (reported killed November 18, 2023) — He worked for the local news website MSDR News. He joined Hamas at its founding and previously served as a member of Hamas’ Gaza leadership.
Amro Salah Abu Hayah (reported killed on November 18, 2023) — He worked in the broadcast department of Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV*.
Yahya Abu Manih (reported killed on November 7, 2023) — He worked as a journalist for Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa Radio.
Mohamad Al-Bayyari (reported killed on November 2, 2023) — He worked as a journalist for Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV*.
Iyad Matar (reported killed on November 1, 2023) — He worked as a journalist for Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV*.
Majed Kashko (reported killed on October 31, 2023) — He worked for the Islamic Jihad-affiliated media channel, Palestine Today.
Yasser Abu Namous (reported killed on October 27, 2023) — He worked for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Sahel media organization.
Duaa Sharaf (reported killed on October 26, 2023) — She worked as a host for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa Radio.
Jamal Al-Faqaawi (reported killed on October 25, 2023) — He worked for the Islamic Jihad-affiliated Mithaq Media Foundation.
Saed Al-Halabi (reported killed on October 25, 2023) — He worked as a journalist for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV*.
Ahmed Abu Mhadi (reported killed on October 25, 2023) — He worked for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV*.
Mohammed Imad Labad (reported killed on October 23, 2023) — He worked for the Hamas-affiliated news website, Al-Resalah.
Khalil Abu Aathra (reported killed on October 19, 2023) — He worked as a videographer for Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV*.
Sameeh Al-Nady (reported killed on October 18, 2023) — He worked as a journalist and director for Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV*.
Mohammad Balousha (reported killed on October 17, 2023) — He worked as a journalist and administrator for the Islamic Jihad-affiliated media channel, Palestine Today.
Issam Bhar (reported killed on October 17, 2023) — He worked for Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV*.
Husam Mubarak (reported killed on October 13, 2023) — He worked as a journalist for the Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa radio station.
Ahmed Shehab (reported killed on October 12, 2023) — He worked for the Islamic Jihad-affiliated radio station, Voice of the Prisoners. He had previously been imprisoned by Israel and was released during the 2011 Gilad Shalit deal.
Mohammad Al-Salhi (reported killed on October 7, 2023) — He worked as a photojournalist for the Fourth Authority news agency and was also responsible for public relations for the Hamas-affiliated Dar al-Quran al-Karrem wal-Sunnah organization.
Mohammad Jarghoun (reported killed on October 7, 2023) — He worked as a journalist for Smart Media and reportedly served in Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades.

*Since 2010, Al-Aqsa TV has been designated a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the US Department of the Treasury.

The author is a contributor to HonestReporting, a Jerusalem-based media watchdog with a focus on antisemitism and anti-Israel bias — where a version of this article first appeared.

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Assault charge laid, arrest made related to incident near the University of Toronto encampment—while its president speaks in Ottawa on antisemitism, and the school seeks a removal injunction

Toronto Police have arrested and charged a man for assault over an incident May 9 near the protest encampment at the University of Toronto’s King’s College Circle on its downtown campus.  Toronto Police Services (TPS) say they responded at 3:45 p.m. that day to a call for assault in the area of the road around […]

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‘Any Chance the Media Would Cover This?’ New Video Shows Terrorists in Gaza Using Humanitarian Aid to Help Prepare Rockets

Terrorists in Gaza using humanitarian aid bags to prop up rockets. Photo: Screenshot

Terrorists in Gaza have been using humanitarian aid bags to prop up rockets they were preparing to shoot at Israelis, new video circulating on social media reveals, underscoring the challenges of delivering aid to Palestinian civilians in the Hamas-ruled enclave without it being stolen.

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade — which is the armed wing of Fatah, the political party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbasused bags from Turkey and UNRWA — the UN agency responsible for the Palestinians — to prop up the rockets, according to the video.

At least three of the bags say they contain “wheat flour,” and the bag from Turkey specifically says it is supposed to go “to the Palestinian people.” It is unclear whether the bags had previously been opened to extract the food and then refilled with sand, for example, or if it still contained the food that was intended to feed Palestinian civilians.

“Any chance the media would cover this, yet another violation of international humanitarian law?” pro-Israel commentator Hen Mazzig wrote on X/Twitter while sharing the video.

Rafah, Gaza: Hamas is using UN humanitarian aid bags as rocket launchers today.

Any chance the media would cover this, yet another, violation of International Humanitarian Law? pic.twitter.com/eNIy2SU0Ep

— Hen Mazzig (@HenMazzig) May 29, 2024

Almost every day for the past seven months, Hamas and other Gaza-based terrorist organizations have been shooting rockets into Israel from civilian areas, which is a war crime. Tens of thousands of Israelis are internally displaced and unable to return to their homes as a result.

There is mounting evidence that Hamas has also operated in civilian clothing and in civilian infrastructure such as hospitals. However, these violations of international law are rarely noted by much of the media.

The latest video of terrorists using humanitarian aid for military purposes underscores the issue of making sure such aid gets to Palestinian civilians. 

The US built a pier to deliver 2,000,000 meals daily to Palestinian civilians, but after a few weeks of operation, the Pentagon said none of the aid unloaded from the pier had made it to those who needed it. On one occasion, about 70 percent of the aid has been stolen while en route to a UN warehouse. In other cases, it just never showed up.

Israeli estimates suggest approximately 60 percent of the aid that has gone into Gaza has been stolen — either by Hamas or other groups and individuals. Oftentimes, that aid is then sold to the population at high prices, making it difficult to impossible for most Gazans to gain access to it. 

According to Ehud Yaari, an expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Hamas has made more than $500 million in profit from selling humanitarian aid since Oct. 7.

The terror group began the war last October by massacring 1,200 people in Israel and taking more than 250 people hostage, about half of whom have still not been released.

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Columbia University Anti-Zionist Group Endorses Hamas

Demonstrators take part in an anti-Israel demonstration at the Columbia University campus, in New York City, US, Feb. 2, 2024. REUTERS/David Dee Delgado

Columbia University’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has endorsed Hamas, a US-designated terrorist organization, the latest sign of its growing extremism and willingness to embrace antisemitic violence.

“The Palestinian resistance is the only force materially fighting back against isr*el [sic],” the group said in a series of posts shared by Documenting Jew Hatred on Campus, a social media account which exposes antisemitism on college campuses. “There is no way to eliminate the resistance without ending the occupation. When you see a video of a young palestinian [sic] boy traumatized in a hospital talking about how iof [the Israel Defense Forces, or IDF] shot his pregnant mother in cold blood in front of his own eyes, do not question how he chooses to resist years later.”

.@Columbia and @BarnardCollege, @ColumbiaSJP is actively promoting terrorism and anti-Israel rhetoric on their social media channels. They are sounding more and more like Hamas spokespeople every day. When is the university going to permanently ban this “student group”? pic.twitter.com/FE0VbgmFLA

— Documenting Jew Hatred on Campus (@CampusJewHate) May 26, 2024

Campus Reform, a higher education watchdog which first reported Documenting Jew Hatred on Campus’ posts, noted that Columbia SJP has added an “inverted red triangle” to its social media biography, further indicating its support for Hamas. The Palestinian terrorist group has used an inverted red triangle in its propaganda videos to indicate an Israeli target about to be attacked, and anti-Israel protesters on university campuses have been using the symbol in their demonstrations.

Columbia SJP, a group that has reformed under multiple organizations since being suspended by school administrators during the fall semester, has been central in staging a slew of riotous demonstrations in which anti-Zionist activists verbally assaulted Jewish students with antisemitic epithets, clamorously expressed support for terrorism and Hamas, and caused thousands of dollars in damages to school property.

The group’s behavior after Hamas’ Oct. 7 massacre across southern Israel is the subject of a lawsuit filed by the StandWithUs Center for League Justice (SCLJ).

The complaint alleges that after bullying Jewish students and rubbing their noses in the carnage Hamas wrought on their people, the pro-Hamas students were still unsatisfied and resulted to violence. They beat up five Jewish students in Columbia’s Butler Library, according to the lawsuit. Another attacked a Jewish students with a stick, lacerating his head and breaking his finger, after being asked to return missing persons posters she had stolen.

Following the incidents, pleas for help allegedly went unanswered and administrators told Jewish students they could not guarantee their safety while SJP held its demonstrations. The school’s apparent powerlessness to prevent anti-Jewish violence was cited as the reason why Students Supporting Israel (SSI), a recognized school club, was denied permission to hold an event on self-defense. Events with “buzzwords” such as “Israel” and “Palestine” were forbidden, administrators allegedly said, but SJP continued to host events while no one explained the inconsistency.

The explosion of end-of-year protests held by the group forced Columbia officials to shutter the campus in April and institute virtual learning. Later, the group occupied Hamilton Hall, forcing President Minouche Shafik to call on the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for help, a decision she hesitated to make. According to The Columbia Spectator, over 108 arrests were made.

“Yes, we’re all Hamas, pig!” one protester was filmed screaming during the fracas, which saw some verbal skirmishes between pro-Zionist and anti-Zionist partisans. “Long live Hamas!” said others who filmed themselves dancing and praising the al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas terrorist organization. “Kill another solider!”

Amid the chaos, a prominent rabbi at the school urged Jewish students to leave the campus for the sake of their safety. Ultimately, the university cancelled its main commencement ceremony.

Follow Dion J. Pierre @DionJPierre.

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