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2,000-plus reporters descend on Israel to cover war with Hamas

The United States (358), Great Britain (281), France (221) and Germany (102) sent the most journalists to cover the conflict.

A group of photo journalists in Tel Aviv on Nov. 14, 2015. Credit: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.
A group of photo journalists in Tel Aviv on Nov. 14, 2015. Credit: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Since Hamas launched the ongoing war with its Oct. 7 terror rampage that killed 1,400 people in Israel, the Government Press Office (GPO) has processed a record 2,050 journalists who have descended on the country to cover the conflict.

This is twice the number of reporters who came to cover “Operation Protective Edge,” the 2014 Israel-Hamas conflict that lasted 50 days.

The leading countries in dispatching correspondents to cover the current war are the United States (358), Great Britain (281), France (221) and Germany (102).

Other countries that have sent journalists include Turkey (71), Italy (63), Canada (56), India (55), Spain (49), Australia (36), Greece (33), Russia (24), China (19), Belgium (18), Argentina (16), Mexico (10), Azerbaijan (8), Nepal (4), Uruguay (4), New Zealand (3), Georgia (2), Ghana (1), Nigeria (1), Senegal (1) and Singapore (1).

Ukraine, which is in the midst of a war, has sent two journalists to Israel.

“From the moment they are processed until they leave, the GPO provides the journalists with all of the horrors, the testimony, the pictures and the voices, all in order to prove the absolute justice of Israel in this war on the world’s media platforms,” said GPO director Nitzan Chen.

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