De palestinske journalistene Duhair og Gareib er drept

Pressemelding fra The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA)

29 July 2014

MADA condemns killing of journalists Duhair and Gareib

Ramallah-27/7/2014:Israeli occupation forces killed the correspondent of  Alhuria Media Network in Hebron Ezat Abu Duhair,23 years old, and four members of his family by shelling his house.IOF killed also the journalist Baha Kamel Gareib,59 years old,who works at the Hebrew news department of Palestinian Public TV, in Rafah city south of Gaza Strip today morning.

Ibrahim Abed Rahaman- director in the Palestinian Public TV (Filistine TV) and his neighbor reported to MADA:»On29/7/2014,at 10:30 A.M. Baha Ghareib was going with his daughter Ola to a hospital to treat her. While he was going there, he was killed  by a rocket fired from  Israeli drone; therefore, he and his daughter were killed.

Alhuria Media Network said in a statement:»The house of the journalist Ezat Abu Duhair was targeted by IOF on today in the morning. The correspondent of Alhuria Media Network Duhair recorded his last message via Alhuria Netwotk at 04:30 A.M. His brother in law said in interview with Alhuria today that when Ezat completed reporting Gaza events and the last massacre which happened in Khan Younes, he prepared himself to pray at the mosque, but his house were shelled by Israeli rocket; therefore, he was killed.

IOF killed the two journalists Khaled Hamad and Abed Al-Rahaman Abu Haien, and the media worker Hamed Shihab since the beginning of Israeli aggression on Gaza.
In addition IOF shelled Al-Aqsa TV and Channel Headquarters today morning. The programs director of Al-Aqsa channel Samir Abu Mohsen reported to MADA:»On 29/7/2014,at 02:45 A.M, the headquarters of Al-Aqsa Chanel which located in Al-Naser neighborhood near Al-Quds Open University in Gaza city, which is a four floors building , was shelled. Firstly, the building was targeted with a rocket by an Israeli drone. Two minutes later, it was targeted by F16 rocket; therefore, the whole building was completely destroyed, besides offices ,press equipment and the studio on 250 Squar Meters, no casualties were reported.

He added At the same time, the second headquarter of the same channel, five- floor building with 550 Square meters for every single floor, which locates in Al-Naser neighborhood near Al-Sheikh Radawn cemetery in Gaza city, was shelled. An hour later, the same building was targeted with F16 by an Israeli drone; therefore, the whole building nearly destroyed bedsides equipment and devices, only pillars remained,. No casualties were reported.

He said also:» Today at 03:00 A.M, the headquarters of Al-Aqsa TV which located in Al-Shorooq tower-15th floor was targeted by an Israeli rocket, but we didn’t know the source of it; thus, the whole headquarter nearly was destroyed, and the broadcasting was stopped.

The general director of MADA Mousa Rimawi said that MADA condemns these savage crimes committed by IOF against journalists and media outlets which is part of occupation polices to hide their crimes against Palestinian especially in the last Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip. IOF killed more than 1100 and injured more than 6000 whom most of them are children, women and old people. He added that killing two journalists on the second day of Eid multiplies IOF crimes since they killed more than 100 Palestinians on the first and second day of Eid.

Mr.Rimawi stresses that the official international community should work firmly and speak up  to stop IOF crimes against journalists and Palestinian civilians which is a flagrant violation for international human law, and end  the impunity of occupation and hold IOF accountable for committing these crimes which can be stopped only by the disappearance of the last occupation on the globe.

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More information: Reporters Without Borders report on Palestinian journalists under fire

PEN og Journalistlaget etterlyser «forsvunnet» norsk-palestinsk journalist

28nd of May 2013

Norwegian PEN
Wergelandsveien 29,
0167 Oslo,
Norway

The Norwegian Union of Journalists
P.O. Box 8793 St. Olavs plass
0028 Oslo
Norway

Syrian Government
The Embassy of Syrian Arab Republic in Scandinavian Countries
Syrian Embassy
P.o.Box: 4,
182 11 Danderyd
Sweden

Concerns of journalist and author Moheeb Alnawaty

Dear Sirs

Through Interpol we have been informed that Moheeb Alnawaty the 5th of January 2011 was taken into custody by Syrian authorities during a stay in Damascus. Moheeb Alnawaty is a Norwegian journalist and author originally from Gaza, Palestine. Since 2008, he has lived in Norway with his wife and six children. According to the police investigation, he was arrested in Syria by  «security reasons». We – the undersigned – see the act of withholding him without charge or trial for 29 months as a serious violation of human rights and urge You to take immediate action to have him released.

The Norwegian Embassy in Damascus and Amman has made formal requests about Moheeb to the Syrian authorities. Moheeb Alnawaty was granted a Norwegian citizenship In absentia in May 2012. Enclosed You will find more detailed information about him.

Hoping that You will bring this information to the persons in charge,

William Nygaard/s.
President, Norwegian PEN

Thomas Spence/s.
President, Norwegian Union of Journalists

Carl Morten Iversen
Secretary general, Norwegian PEN

Uttalelse om krigen i Gaza

Norsk PEN, den norske avdelingen av International PEN som representerer over 15.000 forfattere over hele verden, ser på den voldelige og tragiske utviklingen i Gaza-konflikten mellom Israel og Palestina med både sorg og avsky.  Lidelsene som denne brutale krigen har ført til for sivilbefolkningen på begge sider av konflikten er ikke til å bære.

Norsk PEN protester mot restriksjonene Israel har innført som nekter journalister adgang til Gaza og appellerer til israelske myndigheter om å fjerne disse og bidra til å sikre at journalister kan arbeide i Gaza uten fare for egne liv.

Pga. disse restriksjonene har de norske legene Mats Gilbert og Erik Fosse, og seinere andre helsearbeidere fra Norwac, i en periode vært de eneste vestlige informasjonskildene fra Gaza til verden utenfor.  Norsk PEN tar avstand fra den kritikken som er blitt rettet mot Gilbert og Fosse, og vil berømme deres innsats, både som leger og som informasjonskilder under særdeles dramatiske forhold.

Norsk PEN tror at forhandlinger og dialog er den eneste farbare vei å gå for å løse konflikter og henstiller til myndighetene i Israel og Palestina, inklusive Hamas, om å gå nye veier for å komme fram til en bærekraftig og varig fredsavtale.

Videre henstiller Norsk PEN til alle land og stater, inklusive USA, EU og nabolandene i konflikten, til å gjøre alt de kan for å bidra til en varig og rettferdig slutt på denne krigen.

Vold avler vold, frykt og terror både for palestinere, israelere og alle oss som er vitner til det som skjer i Gaza.