Stop Israel’s massacre of Palestinian journalists

We are outraged at the murder of over 60 of our Palestinian colleagues at the hands of Israeli Forces since October 7. The Committee to Protect Journalists reported that this past month was the deadliest for journalists since it began tracking attacks on media workers in 1992.

The targeting of journalists is one feature of Israel’s ongoing genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza, with the sinister intent of preventing the world from learning the full extent of their war crimes. Israel has a long history assassinating journalists, including Al-Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh, a US citizen who was killed while covering an Israeli raid on the Jenin refugee camp in May 2022.

We condemn all these killings, in which the US government is totally complicit. We salute the brave journalists of Gaza and the West Bank whose reporting has been indispensable, and whose work has touched the hearts and minds of the whole world.

We stand with our colleagues in Palestine who are risking their lives to tell the truth that the world so desperately needs to hear.