The Media Review Network (MRN) condemns assassination of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by the Israeli Terror Forces in Occupied Jenin.
Killed in cold blood whilst covering yet another Zionist attack on resistance forces in the Jenin Refugee Camp, this assassination is meant to send a clear intimidatory message to journalists who aim to counter Zionist hasbara.
The MRN calls on media platforms, especially South African National editors Forum (SANEF) to condemn this senseless attack on media freedom in occupied Palestine.
We call upon media houses to be acutely aware of Zionist propaganda machine attempting to sanitise the gravity of this assassination.
This is undoubtedly meant to obfuscate this assassination by presenting the warped narrative that the Al Jazeera journalist was simply ‘caught in the crossfire.’
It must be noted that there are no clashes in Occupied Palestine. This is a settler colonial entity occupying the land of indigenous Palestinians and those resisting this illegal occupation, including journalists trying to get the truth out.
The Zionist entity frequently portrays itself as the only democracy in the Middle East yet it daily does everything to ensure the harsh truth about the settler colonial occupation of Palestine is prevented from reaching the global audience.
Ahmed Haroon Jazbhay
Media Review Network