Amid the conflict in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, CPJ publishes safety advice for journalists covering the fighting and related clashes. As Israeli air strikes hit buildings housing several media offices in Gaza and a Palestinian journalist is arrested in the West Bank, CPJ calls on Israeli authorities to protect press freedom and journalist safety.
Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey On October 2, 2018, shortly after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the former editor-in-chief of the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan and a columnist for The Washington Post was killed.
Khashoggi had written critically about Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The CIA found that bin Salman ordered the journalist’s murder.