In a chillingly targeted strike, the Israeli military claimed the lives of Farah Omar, a heroic journalist for Al Mayadeen, and her cameraman Rabin Al-Maamari, during a harrowing raid in Tair Harfa.
Tragically, moments after her live coverage on Al Mayadeen detailing events in southern Lebanon, Omar fell victim to a fatal gunshot. The news broadcast mourned the devastating loss of two esteemed colleagues, victims of a recent heinous assault by Israeli forces targeting the press.
Ghassan Ben Juddou, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Al Mayadeen, the Lebanese pan-Arabist news channel, stood resolute against attempts to stifle their message. He declared with unwavering determination, “No matter the obstacles hurled our way, our voices will echo louder. Our commitment remains unwavering – We will continue our coverage and our honorable journalistic work, whose priority is to expose the crimes of the occupation in Gaza, the West Bank, Palestine, and Lebanon.”
This latest assault follows a prior horrifying event on October 13, wherein the occupying forces ruthlessly bombed a gathering of journalists near Alma al-Shaab city. These brave individuals were diligently reporting on the tense border dynamics between Lebanon and Palestine when they fell victim to this devastating attack.