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Being a jounalist can get you killed

Being a jounalist can get you killed

Bil'in villagers protest Israeli attacks on journalists and pay tribute to journalists killed. Join us, Friday June 9th 12:00 pm, BIL'IN, West Bank

In the past month, attacks on journalists by the Israeli military during the demonstrations against the annexation barrier in Bil'in have escalated. Many of the photographers and reporters covering the demonstrations have been injured and hospitalized. According to the Bil'in villagers, Israeli soldiers have been told to "aim for the camera".

Bil'in will pay a tribute to journalists who dare to cover the occupation in Gaza and the West Bank by honoring six who have been killed by the Israeli army since the outbreak of the Al Aqsa intifada in September, 2000.

They plan to erect a monument on their land that is "behind the wall" that is earmarked for settlement expansion.

The monument will honour and bear the names of:

Raffaele Ciriello (42), Italian journalist killed by the Israeli army, Ramallah, 13 March 2002.

Imad Abu Zahra (35), Palestinian journalist killed by the Israeli army, Jenin, 12 July 2002.

Issam Hamza Tillawi (32), Palestinian journalist killed by the Israeli army, 22 September 2002.

Nazeh Darouazi (42), Palestinian journalist killed by the Israeli army. Nablus, 19 April. 2003.

James Miller (34), British journalist killed by Israeli army gunfire,
Rafah, 2 May 2003.

Mohamed Abu Halima, Palestinian journalist, killed by Israeli army gunfire, Balata Refugee Camp, Nablus, March 22, 2004

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