Anadolu’s cameraman fell victim to Israeli military airstrikes in Gaza, as reported by the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA) on Friday.

In expressing deep sorrow, EANA mourned Montaser Al-Sawaf, a freelance cameraman for Anadolu Agency, lost in the recent Gaza airstrikes. The organization urgently advocated for increased safety measures for journalists operating in Gaza, condemning all acts of violence towards them and emphasizing their pivotal role in delivering reliable information amidst conflicts.

EANA’s leader, Alexandru Giboi, extended heartfelt sympathies to the journalist’s family, friends, and peers, labeling this tragic incident a stark reminder of the perilous conditions faced by media professionals in conflict zones.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) revealed that since the start of the Gaza war, 63 journalists have lost their lives. Among them, 56 were Palestinians, four were Israelis, and three were Lebanese, stated the non-governmental organization on Friday.

Highlighting the grave risks, CPJ underscored the vulnerability of journalists in Gaza due to relentless airstrikes, disrupted communication networks, logistical challenges, and power shortages caused by Israel’s ongoing military campaign.