Humanitarian, hospital, & evacuation updates, journalists targeted, hostage news, Israel wants apology from BBC, struggles with friendly fire, finances
The May 11, 2022, killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is part of a deadly, decades-long pattern. Over 22 years, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has documented at least 20 journalists killed by Israeli forces. Despite numerous IDF probes, no one has ever been charged or held responsible for these deaths. The impunity in these cases has severely undermined the freedom of the press, leaving the rights of journalists uncertain.
Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian boy and shot another teen in the leg, a few hours after they killed a Palestinian-American journalist and injured another journalist… So far this year, Israeli occupation forces have killed 45 Palestinians, including 35 civilians: 8 children, 3 women & a female journalist; 17 Israelis have been killed…
Philip Giralidi: Israel’s interference in U.S. politics is highly organized, generously funded and ongoing at every level of government to obscure what Israel actually represents. Why won’t Bacevich and the Soros-Koch funded institute talk about it? All about the Benjamins…
Second week of September 2019: Israeli violence includes confiscating a piece of private Palestinian land the size of Ellis Island; killing, injuring, abducting, and bombing children and adults – all by the “most moral army in the world.”
Reporters W/o Borders has asked Int’l Criminal Court to investigate Israeli sniper fire on journalists, which it regards as war crimes. 2 journalists killed, at least 90 injured since March 30.
Palestinian Journalists Syndicate plans to file a case against Israel in the ICC & other Euro courts for killing 2 Palestinian journalists in 2018 and wounding at least 90 others.
The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression website is gone. Kevin Metcalf, a main contributor to CJFE, describes how the website – and his job – met a sudden death after the organization condemned the targeting of journalists in Gaza by Israel. Metcalf writes that this censorship was caused by public employees exerting “undue influence over a civil society group, on behalf of a foreign government.”