The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate yesterday condemned Israel’s shooting of photojournalist Jaffar Ishtayeh with a gas canister in his head, Shehab.ps reported.
The group also condemned the Israeli shooting of five other journalists and photographers as they covering the Great March of Return protests in Gaza.
Saudi Arabia has murdered a journalist and now it's a world outrage.
But what about journalists who are attacked every day by Israel?
Is Israel above the law? pic.twitter.com/GP3T2QI7fk
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) October 15, 2018
In a statement, the Syndicate called on the international community to “take serious and active measures” to stop the suffering of Palestinian journalists caused by the “repeated Israeli violations against them”.
According to the statement, the Israeli occupation forces “intentionally” and “systematically” target Palestinian journalists.
Israeli forces killed journalists Yasser Murtaja and Ahmad Abu Hussein during their coverage of the events at the #Israel_Gaza fence.
— Euro-Med Monitor (@EuroMedHR) October 15, 2018
The Israeli occupation ignores, the Syndicate said, calls and requests of Arab and international unions and the terms of all international laws and conventions related to the protection of journalists and civilians during protests and wars.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)