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International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists

Ramallah (UNA/WAFA) - Every year on the twenty-sixth of September, the Palestinian people commemorate the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian Journalist since it was approved by the International Federation of Journalists on the twenty-sixth of September 1996. Following the events of the “Gift of the Tunnel,” when the Palestinian people of all categories launched angry marches that included all categories and sectors of the Palestinian people to prevent the Israeli occupation authorities from opening a tunnel under Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Palestinian people see September 26 as a day of solidarity with the Palestinian journalist and to draw the world’s attention to Israel’s bloody record against the guardians of truth and their media institutions, and the Israeli violations against the media that know no borders and transgress all laws of the land in broad daylight.

It is a day that constitutes a milestone in the struggle of the Messengers of the Word, and expresses the insistence of media professionals to convey the narrative of freedom, and to carry out their moral duty despite killing, brutality, arrests, movement prevention, obstruction, and restrictions..

On this day, human rights institutions, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, the International Federation of Journalists, the Palestinian Ministry of Information, all governmental and non-governmental media institutions, the press, journalists, and all the nation’s official and unofficial institutions participate in mass marches, launching a series of events that remember the martyrs of freedom, and salute the wounded and imprisoned journalists languishing in the occupation’s cells. Considering that the Palestinian journalist is a witness and martyr to the crimes of the occupation.

Participants in commemorating this occasion renew their solidarity with Palestinian journalists, and stress the importance of journalism and the positive roles it plays in society, in exposing violations of the Israeli occupation, and the necessity of practicing journalistic work with complete freedom. The need to oblige the occupation to respect the rules of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, especially the text of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and to protect their right to freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of access to information, and freedom of peaceful assembly, in a way that guarantees workers in the field Protection media in areas of armed conflict as civilians in accordance with the text of Article (79) of the First Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions constituting international humanitarian law, and the protection of their lives and physical integrity. respecting the badge of journalism; They also urge the UN Security Council to activate its Resolution 2222 on the protection of journalists, and to approve mechanisms for its implementation. They also call on the International Federation of Journalists to prosecute Israel for its crimes, which have no statute of limitations, against Palestinian media professionals and their institutions.

-See Martyrs of the Palestinian Press

http://info.wafa.ps/userfiles/server/pdf/Martyrs_of_the_Press_1972-2018.pdf

– See prisoners of journalists in detention in Israeli occupation prisons

 http://info.wafa.ps/ar_page.aspx?id=9737

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