Bil’in villagers protest Israeli attacks on journalists and pay tribute to journalists killed.
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Join us, Friday June 9th 12:00 pm, Bil’in, West Bank
In the past month, attacks on journalists by the Israeli military during the demonstrations against the annexation barrier in Bil’in have escalated. Many of the photographers and reporters covering the demonstrations have been injured and hospitalized. Bil’in demonstrators report that Israeli soldiers have an “aim for the camera” policy.
Bil’in will pay a tribute to journalists who dare to cover the occupation in Gaza and the West Bank by honoring six who have been killed by the Israeli army since the outbreak of the Al Aqsa intifada in September, 2000.
They plan to erect a monument on their land that is “behind the wall” that is earmarked for settlement expansion.
The monument will honor and bear the names of:
Raffaele Ciriello (42), Italian journalist killed by the Israeli army, Ramallah, 13 March 2002.
Imad Abu Zahra (35), Palestinian journalist killed by the Israeli army, Jenin, 12 July 2002.
Issam Hamza Tillawi (32), Palestinian journalist killed by the Israeli army in Ramallah, 22 September 2002.
Nazeh Darouazi (42), Palestinian journalist killed by the Israeli army, Nablus, 19 April. 2003.
James Miller (34), British journalist killed by Israeli army gunfire, Rafah, Gaza, 2 May 2003.
Mohamed Abu Halima, Palestinian journalist, killed by Israeli army gunfire, Balata Refugee Camp, Nablus, March 22, 2004
For more information call:
Abdullah Abu Rahma: 05-47258210
ISM media office: 02-2971824