Mahmoud al-Kumi and Hussam Salama both worked as cameramen for the Hamas-run Al-Aqsa TV station. At the time of their deaths, the journalists were reporting in Gaza City when the missile hit at about 6 p.m., according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
The third journalist, Mohamad Abu Aisha, was also killed by a missile that evening whiles he was driving in the Deir al-Balah neighborhood. He was the director of Al-Quds Educational Radio.
Israeli government spokesperson Mark Regev alleged that both news outlets that these three men worked for were associated with terrorist military organizations, according to a Huffington Post article.
On Nov. 18 and Nov. 19, Israeli airstrikes targeted international and local media outlets, according to the CPJ article. The article also reported that more than 100 Palestinians had been killed in strikes on the Gaza Strip during the seven days prior to Nov. 20.
By Taeler De Haes.