Reporters Without Borders: Israel Shot Journalists Intentionally

The director-general of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said yesterday that the Israeli army had deliberately targeted journalists in the occupied Gaza Strip.

Christophe Deloire was speaking to the Jerusalem Post, having received the Dan David Prize in Tel Aviv on behalf of the international press freedoms watchdog.

Referring to the United Nations’ Commission of Inquiry into the Gaza protests, Deloire pointed out that the report confirmed what we already considered a fact.

According to the Jerusalem Post, last week RSF formally asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate suspected war crimes by the Israeli military against Palestinian journalists covering protests in Gaza since March 30, 2018.

The RSF chief also had a warning for Israelis about deteriorating press freedoms at home.

Deloire told the paper, a reference to Likud election posters:

Deloire also criticized the prohibition on Israeli journalists entering the Gaza Strip.

Source: Palestine Chronicle