Supreme Court rejects petition demanding foreign press be allowed freely into Gaza

The Supreme Court has rejected out of hand a petition by the Foreign Press Association which demanded that military authorities allow foreign journalists to freely enter the Gaza Strip.

In the ruling, handed out yesterday according to Hebrew media, justices Dafna Barak-Erez, Khaled Kabub and Ruth Ronen rule that while the court recognizes the right to freedom of the press, the current war-related conditions justify the restriction since reporters could endanger IDF forces by reporting their positions.

They say journalists can keep entering the Strip accompanied by the IDF.

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