Reporters Without Borders today “strongly condemned” the Israeli army’s takeover and shutdown for nearly a day of Palnet, the main Palestinian Internet service provider (ISP) in the West Bank and Gaza.
Palestinian free-lance photographer Imad Abu Zahra died this morning from gunshot wounds he sustained yesterday in the West Bank town of Jenin. Said Dahla, a photographer for the official Palestinian news agency WAFA who was accompanying Abu Zahra, was also wounded.
“After targeting Palestinian journalists, the Israeli army is now preventing Arab journalists from doing their work,” RSF Secretary-General Robert Ménard said on 10 July 2002. “Four months after Operation ‘Rampart’, attacks on press freedom in the Palestinian territories are continuing unabated,” he added.
This week, Israeli occupying forces invaded large areas of Palestinian land in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Ten Palestinians, including eight civilians, were killed by Israeli occupying forces during the last week.
Only those who want the conflict to continue will maintain the lie about Palestinian textbooks and find in them non-existent excuses to continue the oppression and dehumanisation of the Palestinian people while what little is left of their country is stolen from under their feet.