Two journalists covering the violence along the Israeli border for Beirut’s Al-Mayadeen TV were killed on Tuesday by an Israeli strike in southern Lebanon, according to the Lebanese information minister and their TV station.
A Lebanese civilian was also killed in the strike, the station reported.
The journalists, identified as Farah Omar, a correspondent, and Rabih Maamari, a cameraman, were “martyred by treacherous Israeli targeting,” according to Pan-Arab Al-Mayadeen TV, which is politically aligned with the militant Lebanese group Hezbollah. The broadcaster further stated that it was an airstrike.
“It was direct targeting. It was not a coincidence,” said Ghassan bin Jiddo, director of the TV channel, holding back his tears in a live broadcast. They join “the martyrs of Gaza,” he said.