Dozens of journalists in the United Kingdom demand permission to enter Gaza without restrictions Dozens of journalists in the United Kingdom demand permission to enter Gaza without restrictions

Dozens of journalists in the United Kingdom demand permission to enter Gaza without restrictions

Dozens of journalists in the United Kingdom demand permission to enter Gaza without restrictions

More than 50 UK journalists and presenters have appealed to the Israeli and Egyptian authorities to allow access to the Rafah crossing and to work in Gaza freely without restrictions.

Dozens of journalists in the United Kingdom called on the Israeli and Egyptian authorities to allow foreign media to enter Gaza freely without restrictions, according to British media on Wednesday.

A letter sent to the Israeli and Egyptian embassies, 55 reporters and presenters from the main UK-based broadcasters, appealed for better protection for journalists already in the sector.

In their letter, the journalists urged “the governments of Israel and Egypt” to allow free and unrestricted access to Gaza for all foreign media.

The letter also called on Israel to issue an announcement about allowing international journalists to work in Gaza, and also appealed to the Egyptian authorities to allow them to access the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza.

Among those who signed the letter were Alex Crawford from Sky News, Jeremy Bown from the BBC and Christiane Amanpour from CNN.

Although some journalists received invitations to participate in tours organized by the Israeli occupation army inside Gaza, they were prevented from speaking to Palestinians there.

The letter pointed out that "there is intense global interest in the events in Gaza, and currently the only coverage comes from journalists who primarily reside there."

She added: "It is important to respect the safety of local journalists and to strengthen their efforts through the journalistic work performed by international media workers. Comprehensive field coverage of the conflict is essential."

United Nations reports indicate that at least 122 journalists and media workers have been martyred and a large number wounded in the Gaza Strip since the outbreak of the Israeli war on October 7.

On January 9, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected a request from international media to freely access Gaza.

Since October 7, 2023, Israel has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip that has left tens of thousands martyred and injured, most of them children and women, according to Palestinian and UN data, which led to Israel being brought before the International Court of Justice on charges of committing “genocide.”

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