Gaza, ALRAY - The German media network Deutsche Welle (DW) dismissed on Tuesday two Palestinian journalists working in its Arabic section for alleged antisemitism after it recently dismissed five other journalists.
According to media sources, DW dismissed the Palestinian journalists Zahi Allawi and Yasser Abu Mu’eilek for alleged antisemitism, in connection with their posts denouncing the aggression against the Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli siege for years.
Allawi has been working at DW for 17 years, while Abu Mu’eilek has been working there for 12 years, and they are two of the eight people against whom the German network's Director-General launched an investigation last week.
A week ago, DW dismissed five journalists, including Palestinian journalist Maram Salem, for allegedly using "antisemitic" terms.
DW said the decisions came after forming an "independent" commission of inquiry two months ago, including former German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger and psychologist Ahmed Mansour.
According to human rights organizations, Germany uses the term "antisemitism" to clamp down on those who criticize the crimes of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people.