The Newseum refused to explain why it decided to remove the names of two Palestinian journalists killed by Israel from its memorial.
The two journalists, Mahmoud al-Kumi and Hussam Salama, were targeted and killed last November by Israeli occupation forces in the Gaza Strip, during Israel’s November assault.
Palestinian journalists routinely self-censor following increased violations of media freedoms in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
In the brief Arabic-language animation, a cartoon rat in a sewer claims that Hamas leaders have been hiding in sewers “like mice and rats.”
Despite Israeli air strikes on their buildings, Palestinian journalists in Gaza are defiant, and say they will continue to report.
Eleven Palestinian media outlets have been raided by Israel over the past five years.
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