“Please go to a safer place. Your lives matter more than the news.”
This is what a news anchor said to Rif Akil, a reporter who was broadcasting live for Lebanese TV channel Al Jadeed when a missile struck metres away from her.
Akil was with a group of journalists in Yaroun, within sight of the Israeli border, reporting on the escalation of cross-border hostilities between Israeli forces and the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah.
She escaped without injury, according to reports. Israel’s military has not commented on the incident.
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