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Journalists syndicate calls for protection for Palestinian journalists


RAMALLAH, December 18, 2017 (WAFA) – Nasser Abu Baker, President of the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS), demanded the international community to provide legal and formal protection for Palestinian journalists from Israel’s violations against them.

Speaking at a press conference in Ramallah, Abu Baker said that Israeli forces dangerously target Palestinian journalists and media in order to prevent them from conveying the truth to international masses, who have shown solidarity with the Palestinians through numerous demonstrations that took places across the world in protest of US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Meanwhile, Omar Nazzal, member of the General Secretariat of PJS, addressed the escalation of Israel’s violations against the journalists and media outlets, noting that there have been 70 violations since the reactions to Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem began.

Nazzal said that the PJS and the legal and rights groups and organizations agreed to several terms, including the formation of a legal commission, meeting with representatives and consuls of foreign countries in the Palestinian territories, urging the UN Security Council regarding the implementation of resolution 2222, urging the Red Cross to be present in the field with the journalists during the events, emphasizing the political position that rejects Trump’s Jerusalem announcement and start an online campaign to clarify the Palestinian position and defend the journalists.


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