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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:53 AM

Israeli attacks on Gaza journalists unlawful: rights group

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Israel's killing of two Palestinian journalists and attacks on media facilities during its Gaza offensive last month violated the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Two cameramen working for al-Aqsa TV, a station affiliated with Gaza's Hamas-run government, were killed by Israeli air strikes on their car on November 20.

Israeli planes also bombed a tower block housing many of Gaza's local and international media offices, in attacks that Israel said at the time targeted the communications infrastructure and personnel of militant groups.

"Just because Israel says a journalist was a fighter or a TV station was a command centre does not make it so," Sarah Leah Witson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement released by the New York-based organization.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/20/us-palestinians-israel-journalists-idUSBRE8BJ0D120121220

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dipsydoodle Dec 2012 OP
madrchsod Dec 2012 #1
Ash_F Dec 2012 #2
azurnoir Dec 2012 #3
Ash_F Dec 2012 #4
Marrah_G Dec 2012 #5
Ash_F Dec 2012 #6

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:07 AM

1. this is nothing new.

the first thing the idf goes after is the palestinian media facilities. nobody gives a shit if the idf does this .

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:12 AM

2. Looks like ever since those Reuters journalists got attacked by the IDF

...their reporting on the region has become a little more balanced. I guess that's what it takes, huh?

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:57 PM

3. so your advocating killing journalists to balance reporting

well if IDF does it anyway or what?
If Hamas or any other Arab had done this it would have been headline news everywhere

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:38 PM

4. Advocating?

No, I'm not a loon. I know there are no shortage of them on DU though. I meant what was written and nothing more. Reuters would never have printed a headline like that before the attack on their journalists.

Words fail me at the moment. What's the word for when you only care about an issue when it affects you and your own? I usually call being a Republican but I think there is another word.

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:43 PM

5. That is a really disgusting comment

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:45 PM

6. What was really disgusting was Reuters past apologia for IDF violence.

I'm not sure how much you follow the news, or who writes what.

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