Tuesday, May 18, 2021
The Egyptian Alliance for Human Rights and Development today condemned the attacks by the Israeli occupation authorities on media centers in Palestine
In a statement issued today, the coalition said that in light of the attacks carried out by the occupation authorities and the international crimes they commit daily against Palestinian citizens, the occupation authorities are increasing those attacks, which not only depend on extrajudicial killings, forced displacement and mass arrests of Palestinians, but also the assault on freedom of opinion and expression, the usurpation of the right to know and the obstruction of accurate and independent coverage of the conflict, which works to reveal Crimes committed against Palestinians, where the occupation authorities on Saturday, May 15, 2021, attacked two bombs on the building of evacuation intending to target media centers working to monitor attacks carried out by the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinian people, and this building included several media agencies, including the American news agency Associated Press, Al Jazeera News Agency and others. The occupation authorities justified that crime by saying that there were Elements of the Palestinian Intelligence Service working to assist Hamas and did not provide evidence to support these allegations.
The Egyptian Alliance for Human Rights and Development believes that terrorizing and targeting journalists and media organizations working to realistically transmit events is an international war crime and contrary to international conventions that guarantee the rights of journalists and media while working in areas of armed conflict, as well as the international conventions on human rights, including article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that freedom of expression is a fundamental human right since everyone has the right to enjoy embracing opinions without harassment and receiving news and transmitting them to others by any means without restricting borders.