Israel deliberately and systematically kills journalists in Gaza

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AMMAN – The Center for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) condemned the killing of the Al Jazeera journalist Samer Abu Daqqa by the Israeli occupation and the injury of the Al Jazeera bureau chief Wael al-Dahdouh during their coverage of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.اضافة اعلان

In a statement reported by Jo 24, the CPJ stated that the killing of journalist Samer Abu Daqqa proves, with tangible evidence, that the targeting of journalists by the Israeli occupation forces is deliberate and systematic.

The Center emphasized that the Israeli army left Abu Daqqa bleeding for more than 6 hours before his death and prevented ambulance crews and the Red Crescent from reaching him to save him. This is a clear indication that the aim is to terrorize journalists and kill them so that they stop exposing the crimes of the occupation.

The Center for the Protection of Journalists questioned what some Western countries and international institutions need after the killing of Abu Daqqa as evidence and proof that the Israeli occupation intentionally and systematically targets journalists.

The Center criticized the attempts of some international institutions working in the field of media defense to whitewash the reputation of the Israeli occupation by ignoring the monitoring and documentation of the killing of dozens of journalists in Palestine under flimsy pretexts and misguided, unscientific, and inaccurate methodologies.

After more than 70 days of the genocidal war, the Center for the Protection of Journalists stated that there is no longer a safe place for anyone in Gaza, especially journalists. They are receiving clear threats and their families are being killed, and their homes are being destroyed.

The Center emphasized that journalists in Gaza are living in inhumane conditions, with no safe place for residence and sleep, a lack of food, cut communications, and all means of life being disrupted.

The Center raised the question, "Can a protective vest and helmet - if available - protect against a rocket that burns and destroys the place?"

The Center for the Protection of Journalists reminded that the crimes of killing journalists in Gaza constitute the largest massacre in the history of journalism in a short period and a narrow geographic area.

The Center extended its condolences to the journalistic community in Palestine for the victims and sent sincere condolences to Al Jazeera for the heroic journalist Samer Abu Daqqa. It also expressed wishes for the speedy recovery of colleague Wael al-Dahdouh.

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