Gaza, ALRAY - Scores of Palestinian journalists staged a stand Thursday morning in Gaza marking the International Day for Solidarity with the Palestinian journalist.
The event that was organized by the Palestinian Ministry of Information took place before the United Nation office in Gaza.
Dozens of Palestinian journalists and families of 16 journalists that lost their lives in the recent Israeli offensive participated in the event.
Head of PR in the ministry, Senan Felfel, said that the stand aimed to show solidarity with the Palestinian journalism and media that lost 16 journalists in the most recent Israeli offensive against the Gaza Strip in addition to dozens of injuries and violations against media offices and journalistic stuff.
Felfel pointed out that the Israeli occupation is still detaining Palestinian journalists inside its jails as a planned measure to blur the truth and silence the voice of freedom.
“We stand here today before the United Nations Office to greet the journalists who participate in unveiling Israel’s war crimes and expose its aggressive policies. Such efforts done by those heroes made them legitimate targets for killing and detaining by the Israeli occupation.” Felfel said in his speech at the event.
The ministry appreciated the Palestinian journalists’ distinguished efforts made during the recent Israeli assault.
The journalists called on the United Nations to intervene to stop the Israeli violations against the Palestinian journalists and demanded expelling Israel from all the international organizations and journalistic bodies.
The International Day for Solidarity with the Palestinian journalist is an annual observance on Sep. 26.