Lebanon : The Journalists Syndicate joins international criminal cases against Israel Lebanon : The Journalists Syndicate joins international criminal cases against Israel

Lebanon : The Journalists Syndicate joins international criminal cases against Israel

Lebanon : The Journalists Syndicate joins international criminal cases against Israel

The Lebanese Press Editors Syndicate decided to join the lawsuits that will be filed against Israel before the International Criminal Court, through its membership in the Union of Arab Journalists, calling for the occupation to be punished for its crimes.

The Lebanese Press Editors (Journalists) Syndicate announced today, Monday, that it will join the lawsuits that will be filed against Israel before the International Criminal Court, demanding that the occupation be punished for its crimes.

A statement issued after the union’s council meeting at its headquarters in the capital, Beirut, headed by the head of the Lebanese Journalists Syndicate, Joseph Al-Qasifi, said: “The meeting began with a minute of silence, in honor of the memory of fellow members of the union who passed away, and the martyrs who rose in Gaza and southern Lebanon.”

He pointed out "the importance of the union's active participation internationally, Arably, and locally, in the activities and events organized to condemn Israel for its crimes and massacres against Palestinian journalists and media professionals in Gaza and southern Lebanon, and the continuation of its series of genocides."

The statement stressed that the "Zionist entity" bears full responsibility for its crimes, and must not escape punishment.

The Syndicate Council announced its decision to join the lawsuits that will be filed against Israel before the International Criminal Court, through its membership in the General Union of Arab Journalists.

The Editors Syndicate also condemned in its statement "the Israeli attacks on Lebanon and its ongoing provocations."

On April 27, 2022, the International Federation of Journalists, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, and the International Center for Justice for Palestinians (ICIP) announced that they had filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court, accusing Israel of committing “war crimes” against journalists in the Palestinian territories, according to a statement. subscriber.

Since Israel launched its devastating war on Gaza beginning on October 7, 2023, many Arab and international human rights bodies have submitted complaints and criminal applications to the International Criminal Court against Israeli officials, accompanied by evidence about their involvement in very serious international crimes committed in Gaza.

The pace of complaints against Israel before the International Criminal Court increased after the International Court of Justice announced, on January 26, its preliminary decisions in the case brought by South Africa within the framework of the 1948 Genocide Convention.

Targeting of journalists by Israel has been repeated in southern Lebanon since October 8, 2023, as the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen channel announced on November 21 of the same year, the killing of its journalists, correspondent Farah Omar, and photographer Rabih Al-Maamari, as a result of an Israeli raid that targeted them in the area of ​​Triangle, south of Tair Harfa. The country.

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