The Press: Cost of War

Reporters in Israel had access to the fighting front—but they also had access to danger and death. At week's end, three correspondents had lost their lives: LIFE Photographer Paul Schutzer, 36; NBC-TV Producer Ted Yates, also 36; and an Israeli freelance cameraman, Ben Oyserman, 54.

A Brooklyn-born Jew, Schutzer personally pleaded with Defense Minister Dayan to let him join the front-line assault on the Gaza Strip. "I feel terribly involved in this fight," he said. It was not the first time Schutzer had asked to be up front. A LIFE photographer since 1956, he...

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