Statement: Israeli soldiers attempt murder of six reporters in OJ

[ 06/02/2011 – 05:59 PM ]


RAMALLAH, (PIC)– A Palestinian rights group accused in a press statement released Sunday the Israeli army of attempting to kill six journalists amid assaults on 36 civilians during clashes that broke out Friday in East Jerusalem.

According to the Rasid (Monitor) human rights society, a military unit deliberately targeted an assembly including news correspondents covering clashes that erupted between the troops and residents of the Bab Al-Amoud neighborhood, when soldiers fired rubber bullets and toxic gas used for the third time against unarmed civilians. The soldiers had intent of premeditated murder, the statement says.

Victims were hospitalized after sustaining breathing difficulties and losing consciousness.

Rasid expressed surprise at US silence over Israeli assaults on news reporters.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “did not leave any media platform to broadcast her condemnation of attacks on journalists and protesters in Tunisia and Egypt,” the statement reads.

Statement: Israeli soldiers attempt murder of six reporters in OJ.

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