Hemaya demands protection for Palestinian journalists on their International Day

marks the twenty-sixth day of September of every year, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian Journalist, and the specificity of this day for the Palestinian journalist is a product of the violations they are exposed to by the occupation soldiers as well as the rest of the people, as freedom of the press and freedom Opinion and expression are one of the most important pillars of fundamental rights and freedoms. In fact, there are a number of other rights that are closely related to them, given that freedom of the press is an introduction to ensure the exercise of more other rights.

During the daily follow-up of the center, we monitor various violations against journalists every day, and the occupation intends to restrict them and prevent them from performing their duty, and even exceeds the matter because the Palestinian journalist becomes a victim of revealing the truth, as the occupation forces killed a number of journalists while performing their work, and arrested others.

The occupation authorities closed a number of Palestinian radio and newspapers with the aim of suppressing freedom of expression and an attempt to silence the Palestinian voice opposing the occupation, and many media institutions documented (329) violations against journalistic work during the first half of 2020, and these violations are a clear and clear violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the year 2020. 1948, which stipulated in its Article 19 that freedom of opinion is not infringed upon, and every person has the right to express his opinion and publish it in speech, writing, or other means of expression, and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights which stipulates the protection of freedom of expression on the basis that every human being The right to hold opinions without harassment.

It is noteworthy that the Palestinian journalist, despite his suffering from the continuous practices and violations of the occupation against him, and the constant exposure to them and restrictions on them, whether by threatening his life and depriving him of freedom of movement and movement, all of this does not preclude their efforts to defend the Palestinian right and the case and its constants, and to expose, expose and document the crimes
and terrorism of the occupation and its massacres. Against the Palestinian people.

The Protection Center for Human Rights congratulated the Palestinian journalists in all their printed, audio and read media and in all places of their day, for it highly values ​​the role of the Palestinian journalist in supporting the rights of his people, adhering to his principles, and conveying his silent voice and his bleeding wound to the whole world.

The Center called on journalists to make more efforts to uncover the facts and expose the crimes of the occupation, in front of the whole world, and spread awareness and knowledge in the Palestinian society, and affirms the right of the journalist to work in complete freedom and without obstacles or obstacles, armed with social responsibility that protects him from leaving the national ranks and working in accordance with the law and values And recognized professional and community ethics.

In turn, the Arab and international community calls for immediate and serious action to stop the violations against Palestinian journalists by the Israeli occupation authorities, and to take measures and steps to ensure the safety of journalists and guarantee their freedom of work.
He called on the National Committee for Follow-up with the Criminal Court to adopt the
journalists ’ file and refer it to the court. He also called on Palestinian journalists and the media to exert more effort in exposing the grave Israeli violations against civilians, the unjust siege on the Gaza Strip, and the occupation’s ongoing attempts to Judaize Jerusalem, displace its residents and the continued annexation of land in the West Bank. Western settlements expand through.

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