The Committee to Support Journalists condemns the targeting of journalists in Gaza and the West Bank
The Committee to Support Journalists strongly condemned Israeli soldiers' assault on Palestinian journalists covering events in Gaza and the West Bank, wounding three journalists with bullets and gas bombs.The Chairman of the Committee to support journalists Saleh al-Masri on Friday, 22 March 2019:
The occupation forces fired shots and gas bombs at the journalists covering the marches of the return, wounding three colleagues journalists are: Anatolia Agency photographer Ali Jadallah, injured by shrapnel in his arm and the journalist Hashim Saudi correspondent in Gaza, Isma'il Abu Omar Masal al-Aqsa radio fired a gas grenade in the east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. Several journalists were also injured as a result of the inhalation of toxic gases fired by Israeli soldiers at demonstrators in the return marches.
▪ The Egyptian journalist condemned the Israeli soldiers' assault on Palestinian journalists and prevented them from covering the weekly peace march in the village of Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya.
▪ Al-Masri declared that the occupation forces assaulted journalists, including Palestinian cameraman Mohammed Aniyat, and photojournalists Nidal Ashtia, a Chinese agency photographer, and Jafar Ashtia, a photographer of the French agency.
On the other hand, the Chairman of the Committee for the Support of Journalists welcomed the condemnation by the UN Human Rights Council on Friday of Israel's deliberate use of "lethal force" and other methods of excessive force "against civilian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip, especially civilians, journalists, paramedics and children.
▪ Al-Masry called for practical measures to put pressure on the occupation to stop its repeated attacks against journalists and the need to provide protection and adequate environment for their work in the light of international conventions and conventions that guarantee them the right to freedom of movement and coverage.
The Council adopted a resolution on the assumption of responsibility put forward by Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and approved by 23 countries against the opposition of eight States and 15 abstentions.
▪ The UN Committee stressed that there is no justification for the Israeli army to kill and injure persons who pose no direct threat, including journalists, paramedics and children.Snipers killed 32 children, three plainclothes paramedics, two journalists wearing a jacket and a press helmet, who fired at defenseless protesters, children and disabled people, at paramedics and journalists who were doing their jobs, and they knew who they were. The Human Rights Council is an international body of the United Nations system, composed of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights throughout the world.
Committee for Supporting Journalists Friday 22 March 2019