Reporters without boarders accuses Israel of committing war crimes against press

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The director-general of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Christophe Deloire on Monday accused “Israel” of committing war crimes against journalists.

“It is a war crime to target journalists because they are journalists,” Christophe Deloire told The Jerusalem Post on Monday, during a ceremony after receiving a prize in Tel Aviv.

“When Israel shot those journalists, it was intentional… The journalists could be clearly identified as journalists, with cameras and jackets and it could not be just by chance”, he added, responding to a question about the reason why his organization last week formally asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate war crimes by the Israeli occupation Forces against Palestinian journalists covering protests on the Gaza border since the launch of the March of Return on March 30, 2018.

The RSF request came only months after a United Nations Human Rights Council commission of inquiry issued a report claiming that Israeli soldiers intentionally shot children, people with disabilities and journalists.

“The UN just confirmed what we already considered a fact,” Deloire told the Israeli Post.

13 violations against journalists in the Palestinian territories, by Israeli occupation forces, were recorded during last April only.

The daily attacks on Palestinian journalists are part of an ongoing Israeli policy against their activities and their role in covering the practices and violations committed by these forces, against Palestinian civilians and property.

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