Media watchdog files complaint with ICC accusing Israel of war crimes against Gaza journalists

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says it has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court over Palestinian journalists killed or injured in Gaza amid Israel’s war with Hamas.

RSF says it is asking the ICC’s prosecutor to investigate alleged war crimes committed by the Israeli army against at least nine Palestinian reporters since December 15.

The ICC said in January it was probing potential crimes against journalists since the outbreak of war between Israel and the Hamas terror group, which began with the October 7 terror onslaught in southern Israel.

The RSF says that of the 100 journalists reportedly killed in the war between Israel and Hamas, it has “reasonable grounds for thinking that some of these journalists were deliberately killed and that the others were the victims of deliberate IDF (Israel Defence Force) attacks against civilians.”

This specific complaint — the third the RSF has made — concerns eight Palestinian journalists said to have been killed between December 20 and May 20, and one other who sustained injuries.

“All concerned journalists were killed (or injured) in the course of their work,” RSF says in a statement.

Several Israeli journalists were also murdered by invading Hamas terrorists on October 7.

Ynet photographer Roee Idan was murdered in his hometown of Kfar Aza, Israel Hayom photographer Yaniv Zohar was murdered in Nahal Oz along with his wife and two daughters, and Kan news editor Ayelet Arnin and Maariv reporter Shai Regev were murdered at the Nova music festival near Re’im.

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