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Layal Najib was born on 30 August, 1983 in Lebanese, is a Freelance photojournalist. Discover Layal Najib's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 23 years old?

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Occupation Freelance photojournalist
Age 23 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 30 August 1983
Birthday 30 August
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Date of death July 23, 2006,
Died Place Qana, Lebanon
Nationality Lebanese

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Layal Najib, also Romanized Nagib, Nejib or Najeeb, (Arabic: ليال نجيب ‎; died 23 July 2006) was a Lebanese photojournalist for Agence France Press and Al Jaras (Translated: The Bell) and is the first journalist killed during the 2006 Lebanon War. She was also among several female journalists who were establishing their reputations as reporters during the war, such as Rima Maktabi and Najwa Qassem. Najib is one of seven journalists to have been killed since the end of civil war in 1990. Najib's death follows behind that of female journalist Atwar Bahjat who was killed while covering the Iraq War.

The 2006 war was a turning point for female reporters' ability to report at the front lines alongside male reporters. The female journalists of this generation had either lived or practiced journalism during the Lebanon Civil War (1975-1990) but news organizations did not provide them with any training. Najib's death and her job as a photojournalist was mentioned alongside the successes of other females such as Maktabi and Qassem, who were TV journalists in front of the camera.

Layal Najib was from Tripoli, Lebanon. She had been at Al Jaras for three years but a photographer for 1 year and 8 months. Prior to working for Al Jaras, Najib was a local freelance photographer. She also had been a freelance photojournalist for the international news agency Agence France Presse. For Layal Najib and other Lebanese female journalists, the 2006 war was their first opportunity to cover a combat environment. Najib was reporting on the Israeli bombings in southern Lebanon for Al Jaras at the time of her death.

Layal Najib was on her way to Siddikine to interview and photograph the population that was fleeing under Israeli artillery fire. Those who drove the same route at that time described a drive through a bombed out main road, obstacles that blocked the road, and vehicles that were littered the side of the road, and sometimes alternative routes were all that was available. The Israeli Defense Force killed Layal Najib immediately 23 July 2006 when shrapnel from one of its missiles shot through the roof of her taxi while she was being driven between the villages of Siddikine and Qana, which are near Tyre, Lebanon. The driver of the taxi, who said he had driven her from Beirut, survived, and said the Red Cross had taken her corpse to a hospital in Tyre.

The 2006 Lebanon War was a 33-day conflict between Lebanon and Israel that began after Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah conducted a cross-border raid. The population in southern Lebanon was fleeing cities and villages to avoid bombardments. Tyre's population dwindled down to 20 percent as the majority fled. During the period when Najib was killed, Israeli forces had been "indiscriminately" attacking cars, as reported by those attacked, that were driving along southern Lebanon's roads into order to flee. According to a Washington Post report, Israelis ordered villagers from Tairi to evacuate and then later an Israeli helicopter fired a missile at a white minibus fleeing from there and killed seven out of the 19 passengers. Human Rights Watch claimed ambulances that are not to be targeted during combat were also bombed. Although conservatives called the strike on the ambulances a hoax, HRW confirmed the attack and released a report.


The International Press Institute conducted interviews among members of the Lebanese media in December 2006 and concluded that they suffered "fear for their personal safety" as a consequence of violence that dates back to assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on 14 February 2005 and violence against the media that escalated afterwards and culminated in the war. The report describes a destabilized media environment. Media were also targeted by the Israeli forces during the war. The International Federation of Journalists protested after the sixth attack on media. The first media worker killed during the 2006 Lebanon War Suleiman Al Chidiac on 22 July 2006 when Israeli's bombed a Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation transmission facility just north of Beirut. Four years after Najib, Assaf Abu Rahhal was the next Lebanese journalist killed by the Israel Defense Forces along the southern Lebanese-Israeli border.