IFJ Chief Seeks To Prosecute Israel In Front Of ICC

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BAGHDAD, June 29 (KUNA) -- The visiting Secretary General of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Anthony Bellanger on Sunday declared that the association would seek to prosecute Israel in front of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague for fatally targeting Palestinians namely the journalists.
Bellanger said he had been anguished with the killing of Palestinian journalists for nine months, revealing that the association's death tally of this segment reached 116, which is a record figure for fatalities among the press corps worldwide.
A record of all kinds of (the deadly) targeting that included the Palestinian journalists would be submitted in a libel suit to the ICC by the IFJ and the Palestinian Journalists Association, said Bellanger, addressing a ceremony marking Iraq's Journalists Day.
He called upon all Arab unions to jointly speak up in support of the journalists in the Middle East namely the Palestinian press corps.
Bellanger has added that he has been supporting the Palestinian journalists and their association with financial resources, demanding that Israel allow correspondents enter Gaza to cover the massacre happening there. (end)


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)

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