Cairo, 15 Rabiul Akhir 1434 H/25 February 2013 (MINA) – Federation of Arab Journalists (FAJ) asked international organizations and all freedom seekers contributing to stop the Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists.
In a statement, the federation demanded Israel to stop the violence against journalists. “It was part of the crimes against humanity and violating the laws of freedom of the press”.
The federation also called on the journalists who were in Palestine or in other conflict areas to immediately notify his fellow journalists in other countries in case of violations and arrests against him. It will be able to pressure Israel to stop the violence and release the journalist when he was arrested.
If Israel continues to commit violence against journalists, then it would be a boomerang for them in the future.
On Thursday (20/2) and then, Israel has arrested and imprisoned two journalists Palestine, Abu Arafah and Mohammed Amir Sabanah. They were arrested in Ramallah, according to occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com report monitored by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA), Monday..
The director of Palestinian media watchdog, Mousa Rimawi Mada, said that Israel had detained Palestinian journalists for decades, at least 27 journalists have been detained Palestinians Israel in the past two years.
He also said that the journalist was also the target of violence by the Israeli army in case of demonstrations which happened in Palestine as well as the protesters. It was an attempt by Israel to hide the crimes information they had committed.
At the end of last 2012. Israel also destroyed media buildings in Gaza. At least three journalists who were in the building died and dozens more were injured.
In 8 days Aggression in Gaza, Israel also rocketed a car containing two cameramen of al-Aqsa TV, Hossam Mohamed Salama (30) and Mahmoud Ali Al-Komi (30). Israeli also attacked and killed a director of Al-Quds TV, Mousa Mohammed Abu Eisha (24), when Israeli warplanes bombed his car in the town of Deir al-Balah.
On the same day, Israel also targeted the ministry complex in Abu Khadra area, Gaza City. Six rockets were fired, one of them targeting Alja tower near the office of Al-Jazeera, causing major damage to the buildings.
They also bombarded Nea’meh Tower located on Al Wahda in the Alrimal, which caused serious damage to the office of the French news agency (APF) located in the tower. The conditions caused most of Gaza’s press office could not operate again until today. (T/P04/E1)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)