21.3 C
Port Louis
Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Download The App:

Read in French

spot_img

Media Watchdog Files Case In ICC Over Crimes Against Palestinian Journalists In Gaza

Must Read

Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international non-profit media watchdog, announced on Monday that it had submitted a complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the deaths or injuries of Palestinian journalists in Gaza.

RSF announced that it was requesting that the ICC’s prosecutor look into claims that the Israeli army has been committing war crimes against at least nine Palestinian reporters since December 15.

Since the conflict between Israel and Hamas terrorists in Gaza, which has claimed the lives of over 100 reporters, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said in January that it was looking into possible crimes against journalists.

RSF said it had “reasonable grounds for thinking that some of these journalists were deliberately killed and that the others were the victims of deliberate IDF attacks against civilians.”

This particular lawsuit, the third the RSF has filed, relates to the eight Palestinian journalists who were slain and one who was injured between December 20 and May 20.

RSF released a statement saying, “All concerned journalists were killed in the course of their work.”

According to Antoine Bernard, director of RSF’s advocacy and assistance program, “those who kill journalists are attacking the public’s right to information, which is even more essential in times of conflict.”

For alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, ICC prosecutor Karim Khan petitioned the court last week to issue arrest warrants for prominent Israeli and Hamas figures, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

- Advertisement -spot_img

More Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest Articles