Of the 10,569 civilians who have died since the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip, as reported by the Gaza Ministry of Health as of November 9 2023, there are 32 Palestinian journalists included. Meanwhile, so far a total of 37 media crew have also been declared dead, including one person from Lebanon and 4 others who are Israeli journalists.
However, despite the ongoing terror, in fact a number of strong Palestinian female journalists are still standing strong. They are not afraid to go through danger to uncover the facts.
In the midst of bomb threats and limited access, they are trying to do whatever they can to convey the latest news. Who are they? Here are some of them:
1. Plestia Alaqad
Plestia Alaqad/Photo: Instagram.com/@byplestia
It is known that he is still 22 years old, Plestia Alaqad is one of the references for the latest updates regarding conditions in Gaza. According to his LinkedIn account, he actually works as a human resources manager at StepUp Agency, but once joined the Palestinian Press House as a news editor.
According to Reuters, Plestia fled his home in Gaza because the area was the target of bombing. During this war he moved from one location to another and faced various crises in Palestine.
However, in the midst of these difficult conditions, he tried to upload as much as possible the latest updates on what was happening in Gaza. As an independent journalist, Plestia also allows all news agencies and channels to use the video and photo material he uploads, as long as they include his name.
2. Youmna El-Qunsol
Youmna El-Qunsol/Foto: Instagram.com/@youmna_elsid
The figure of Youmna El-Qunsol is also one of the female Palestinian journalists who is in the spotlight. This Al Jazeera correspondent is known for daring to brave danger and reporting directly at the bombing site. Not only does he upload the latest videos and photos, he also tries his best to report breaking news in the form of updated articles via social media.
According to Vogue Arabia, Youmna El-Qunsol is a mother of four children. However, armed with high dedication as a journalist, he was willing to face danger to show the facts. Even at the beginning of the war in Gaza, when Youmna El-Qunsol was reporting the latest conditions, the camera captured video of an Israeli missile hitting the building behind her. Instead of hiding and seeking cover, he remained standing and continued his report.
3. Even Owda
Even Owda/Photo: Instagram.com/@wizard_bisan1
Bisan Owda is actually a content creator and humanitarian activist from Palestine. However, recently, he has been quite active in uploading posts regarding the current conditions in Gaza and expressing several views regarding this incident. He also uploaded several recent videos taken from the bombing site in Gaza.
4. Hind Khoudary
Hind Khoudary/Photo: Instagram.com/@hindkhoudary
Another Palestinian female journalist who is no less brave is Hind Khoudary, who is a television reporter based in Gaza, and who reports on humanitarian, social and political issues. Together with other journalists, he always reports on the latest conditions in Gaza so that he has become a reference for various media.
In the midst of the raging conditions, he has just uploaded a post via his Twitter account @Hind_Gaza about his 28th birthday. The celebration was held simply with a white tart cake. He also admitted that he did not expect to see religious violence throughout this year.
Apart from the journalists above, there are many other media crew who do not hesitate to reveal facts and realities, even though their lives may be in danger. Thanks to them, we can all see the true conditions in the Gaza Strip today.
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