Palestinian Journalists Protest against Israeli Violations in Al-Bireh

Palestinian journalist, Ahmed Abu Hussein was shot in 2018 by Israeli sniper. He later died of his wounds while covering Gaza protests. (Photo: via Twitter)

On Sunday, tens of Palestinian journalists marched in the West Bank city of Al-Bireh, protesting against Israeli violations and crackdowns on media organizations, Quds Press reported.

Marking World Press Freedom Day, the journalists gathered in the Palestinian city after participating in an information conference and headed towards the entrance of the city where an Israeli military checkpoint and illegal settlement, Beit El, are located.

During conference, the speakers detailed Israeli violations against journalists, stressing that these violations are “crimes committed on the behest of Israel’s political leadership.”

They noted the latest violations included the murders of journalists Yasser Murtaja and Ahmed Abu-Hussein, who were killed during the coverage of the peaceful Great March of Return in Gaza.

Head of the Syndicate of Palestine Journalists Nasser Abu-Baker said that “these are efforts being exerted to bring the perpetrators of crimes to the International Criminal Court.”

Abu-Baker stressed that the Israeli crimes are intended to destroy the Palestinian narrative so that only the Israeli accounts are told.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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