The Committee to Support Journalists warned Tuesday of the dangers with which journalists’ lives have been fraught in Gaza due to the Israeli restrictions on the entry of press vests and shields.
AhlulBayt News Agency - The Committee to Support Journalists warned Tuesday of the dangers with which journalists’ lives have been fraught in Gaza due to the Israeli on the entry of press vests and shields.
The committee said the Israeli occupation authorities have frequently banned journalists’ access to a set of helmets and bulletproof vests donated by international and Arab parties.
The statement held the Israeli occupation responsible for the lives of hundreds of Palestinian journalists who have been directly exposed to bullet fire and rocket-propelled grenades while they were covering facts on the grounds.
“Such oppressive restrictions endanger the lives of Palestinian journalists and stand in sharp contrast to all international treaties and human rights conventions,” the statement read.
The committee appealed to the International Federation of Journalists, Reporters without Borders, and the UNESCO, along with other international bodies, to urge the Israeli occupation to abide by all U.N. conventions, restore journalists’ rights, and lift bans on the entry of logistic kit into blockaded Gaza.