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Turkey journalists protest Israel attacks on media

Palestinian journalists cover the destroyed Jala Tower, which was housing international press offices, following an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip on 15 May 2021. [MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images]
Palestinian journalists cover the destroyed Jala Tower, which was housing international press offices, following an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip on 15 May 2021. [MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images]

Turkish journalists yesterday launched a campaign calling for an end to the Israeli attacks against their colleagues in the occupied Palestinian territories.

In an official statement, the Palestine Solidarity Initiative (PSI) reported that Israeli forces had killed "hundreds of civilians without distinguishing between a child, a woman or an elderly person, in front of the world's eyes."

"The Israeli attacks have also targeted journalists who are working to convey war crimes and injustices committed by occupation forces to the world," PSI added.

Citing data made available by the Palestinian journalists' syndicate, the PSI noted that more than 46 journalists were killed by Israel "between 2000 and 2020, in addition to the targeting of media and press offices and headquarters."

The Turkish journalists condemned what they described as the "Israeli aggressions against the Palestinian people, especially journalists." They called on the international community "to intervene to protect civilians and hold Israel accountable."

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