The Government Media Office in Gaza reported on Saturday that 67 Palestinian journalists, including 7 female journalists, have been killed in Gaza as a result of Israeli airstrikes since the war began on October 7th.
A temporary four-day humanitarian ceasefire between the Israeli military and the Hamas movement commenced on Friday, following 49 days of conflict in the region.
As part of the initial phase of the ceasefire, a group of 13 Israeli prisoners, including women and children, were handed over to Israeli authorities.
Additionally, Hamas released 11 foreign nationals from Thailand and the Philippines as part of a prisoner exchange deal.
In return, Israeli authorities released 39 women and children from Israeli prisons on the first day of the ceasefire.
A total of 150 Palestinian prisoners are scheduled to be released over the four days of the ceasefire agreement.
This tragic loss of journalists underscores the severe impact of the ongoing conflict in Gaza on the media community and highlights the dangers faced by journalists in conflict zones.
The ceasefire brings a momentary pause in hostilities, allowing for prisoner exchanges and a brief respite for the region's civilians.