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Israel Killed More Journalists in 2014 Than the Attackers of Charlie Hebdo

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But it wasn't hatred that drove Israel to kill these journalists. It was pure love--love of suppressing the truth. It takes a "democracy" to commit such crimes with immunity.


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Past Member (0)
Friday January 16, 2015, 7:24 am
The article doesn't mention that the journalists were killed in gaza, directly or indirectly, by hamas.

Carol R (11)
Friday January 16, 2015, 7:57 am
Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Last year was the deadliest ever for journalists working in the Palestinian territories, a Gaza-based watchdog said Thursday, months after a bloody war in the besieged enclave.

"2014 was a black year for freedom of the press in Palestine... and it was the worst and bloodiest," the Gaza Centre for Press Freedom said in its annual report.

The report accused Israel of committing 295 separate "violations of press freedom" across the occupied Palestinian territories.

These resulted in the deaths of 17 journalists during the 50-day Gaza war in July-August, including that of an Italian photographer working for Associated Press.

Israel also arrested or detained an unspecified number of journalists, denied freedom of movement to local media workers wanting to leave the blockaded Gaza Strip, and partially or completely destroyed 19 buildings housing editorial operations during its bombardment of the territory during the conflict.

The Palestinian authorities also committed 82 violations of press freedom, including arresting or summoning 28 journalists, and injuring or assaulting 26 more.

The conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in densely-populated Gaza, home to 1.8 million people, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 73 on the Israeli side, mostly soldiers.

Noted and thanks Sam.

Kathleen M (208)
Friday January 16, 2015, 7:58 am
Noted. Thanks for posting, Sam.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Friday January 16, 2015, 11:24 am
Noted. Thank you Sam.

Carrie B (306)
Friday January 16, 2015, 12:06 pm
Thank you for an interesting article Sam.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday January 17, 2015, 2:00 pm
thanks Sam. Quite a record there.. I found it hard to believe the number of 7 killed journalists reported elsewhere and incidently just today I have read somewhere else also correcting that number 7 to actually 17 killed.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday January 17, 2015, 3:42 pm
Thanks Sam

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday January 17, 2015, 4:44 pm

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday January 17, 2015, 4:53 pm
Thanks, Sam - and thanks Carol, for posting the full text.
Curious how the "most democratic" authority has almost four times more violations listed against it than the authority that is less prone to claim such an identity ... Could it be that Israel has more to fear from comprete freedom of the press?
Yet Bibi joined the Paris march - and even shoved his way into the front line - in support of freedom of speech? Would "hypocrisy" be a word that comes to mind???

Angelika R (143)
Saturday January 17, 2015, 5:10 pm
I loved the way Uri described that :-) :
"AND WHO marched in the first row, beaming like a victor?
Our own and only Bibi. [...]
Placed in the second row, he did what Israelis do: he shoved aside a black African president in front of him and placed himself in the front row.
Once there, he began waving to the people on the balconies along the way. He was beaming, like a Roman general in his triumphal parade...."

Barbara P (177)
Saturday January 17, 2015, 6:13 pm
Thank you for posting, Ben!

Sarah Dyson (139)
Saturday January 17, 2015, 6:33 pm
Thanks Sam for clearing up a lot of crap that is often broadcast across the waves and settle in the West. No wonder the Israelis made snide remarks concerning their Pres Bibi and his freedom of speech remarks. What a hypocrite. .

P A (117)
Sunday January 18, 2015, 8:10 am
Good grief, I had no idea - thanks for enlightening me Sam!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 18, 2015, 8:26 am
The *Israelis* didn't make snide remarks, ha'aretz did. Not surprising.

Darlene Buckingham (100)
Tuesday February 3, 2015, 8:13 am
The "global elite" are hypocrites standing up for pornographic and derogatory cartoons of Charlie Hebdo as "free speech" yet ignoring those that are really risking their lives to get the truth out to the world.
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