A delegation formed by the IFJ President, Jim Boumelha, and the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS)’s General Secretary, Abdal Nasser Najjar, holds today in Geneva an interactive dialogue with the United Nations independent international commission of inquiry about violations of international humanitarian law during the Gaza conflict in 2014. So far, 19 journalists have lost their lives and over 350 have been injured, according to IFJ statistics.
During the discussions, the IFJ and the PJS welcomed the work of the UN commission in investigating the violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, especially in relation to the willful killings of journalists, in the context of the military operations conducted by Israel between June 13th and August 26th last year.
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