Reporters Without Borders Files ICC Case Against Israel Over Killed Palestinian Journalists

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has taken legal action against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the killing and injuring of Palestinian journalists in Gaza, alleging war crimes by the Israeli military. RSF is urging the ICC’s prosecutor to investigate potential war crimes by the Israeli army targeting at least nine Palestinian reporters since 15 December. The organization asserts there are “reasonable grounds for thinking that some of these journalists were deliberately killed and that others were victims of deliberate Israeli Defence Force attacks against civilians.” The ICC had already initiated an investigation into potential crimes against journalists in January, following the escalation of violence in Gaza, which has claimed the lives of over 100 reporters. The latest RSF complaint focuses on eight Palestinian journalists killed between 20 December and 20 May, and one additional journalist who was injured. RSF stated, “All concerned journalists were killed (or injured) in the course of their work.” “Those who kill journalists are attacking the public’s right to information, which is even more essential in times of conflict,” stated Antoine Bernard, RSF’s advocacy and assistance director, highlighting the broader significance of these acts….

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