Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:53 AM
dipsydoodle (42,239 posts)
Israeli attacks on Gaza journalists unlawful: rights group
(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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Israeli attacks on Gaza journalists unlawful: rights group (Original post)
Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)
Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:12 AM
Ash_F (4,600 posts)
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?
Response to Ash_F (Reply #2)
Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:57 PM
azurnoir (40,323 posts)
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
Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)
Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:38 PM
Ash_F (4,600 posts)
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.