CAIRO, April 12, 2018 (WAFA) – The General Federation of Arab Journalists decided on Wednesday to pursue Israel at international tribunals, including the International Criminal Court, for what it said was its crimes against Palestinian journalists.
The Federation said following an extraordinary meeting at its Cairo headquarters during which it discussed the situation in Palestine, particularly the Israeli killing of Palestinian journalist Yasser Murtaja in Gaza last Friday, that it has appointed a team of lawyers to prosecute Israel at international courts.
It also called on the United Nations to start immediate investigation of Israeli crimes against the Palestinian journalists and on the European Union to provide protection to the journalists.
The Federation also called on the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) to hold a joint meeting in the nearest time possible to coordinate steps to protect Palestinian journalists, to bring to justice those responsible for crimes against the Palestinian journalists and to establish a fund to support the Palestinian journalists through their syndicate.
It also decided to issue the annual report on freedom of the press for 2017 in Palestine as a show of support to the Palestinian journalists.