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Friday, January 27

Statement by Palestinian and Arab Journalists in Response to Recent Zionist Incitement

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Editor’s Note: The following open letter from Palestinian and Arab journalists was published in October, 2022. Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues.

On October 18, the Thomson Reuters foundation withdrew the Kurt Schork award from Palestinian journalist Shatha Hammad, who is based in the occupied West Bank, following an incitement campaign against her.

Earlier this month, the New York Times dismissed two Palestinian photographers from the besieged Gaza Strip for similar reasons, and others before them in the BBC and Deutsche Welle.

These developments come within a series of targeted attacks on Palestinian journalists working in international organizations, by Zionist lobby groups specialized in surveiling and persecuting Palestinians over what they write and publish.

Such institutions, which operate similarly to Israeli intelligence agencies, aim to discredit Palestinians and prevent them from highlighting Israeli oppression in Palestine. Their strategies are clear: they dig deep into journalists’ social media accounts, chasing after any expressions, statements, or even jokes said in childhood, taking them out of context and weaponizing them. What matters to these institutions is to continue to suffocate what remains of the air not contaminated by their bullets.

They incite against journalists, including for their use of everyday words that form an essential part of the Palestinian and Arab lexicon such as “martyr” and “resistance,” often directly targeting Palestinian national identity and history.

It is known that such meticulous standards do not apply to Israeli journalists. Rather, such attacks are intended to further diminish the credibility of the underdogs in this fight. That is why international institutions like Reuters quickly bend to Zionist pressure, while turning a blind eye to Israeli journalists’ questionable or hateful statements, conflict of interest, and, most importantly, their past or present personal involvement in the material violence committed against Palestinians.

We must end these targeted civil assassinations by standing together and refusing any kind of blackmail. The issue here is not to defend or contextualize specific sentences or expressions. We refuse to be trapped in these kinds of investigations that distract, through fallacies of debate, from the material violence of the Israeli regime.

We stand against oppressive scrutiny, and against the institutions that bolster the silencing of Palestinian journalists. We stand with the journalist Shatha who is known for her professionalism, and our other colleagues who were pursued and persecuted by Zionist institutions.

Accordingly, the journalists below sign on the statement above.

  1. Ahmad Melhem
  2. Rasha Hirzallah
  3. Aziza Nofal
  4. Zena Tahhan
  5. Mohammad al-Kurd
  6. Muna al-Kurd
  7. Ghada Oueiss
  8. Najwan Simri
  9. Hosam Salem
  10. Rami Samara
  11. Jehad Barakat
  12. Tareq Khamis
  13. Mervat Sadeq
  14. Rama Yousef
  15. Hanadi Qawasmi
  16. Jumana Ghanem
  17. Muthanna Khamis
  18. Aya Obali
  19. Mohammad Muna
  20. Hafez Abu Sabra
  21. Mohammad Alwan
  22. Akram al-Natsheh
  23. Mohammad Masalmah
  24. Abdulraheem al-Qawsini
  25. Qutayba Hamdan
  26. Raneen Judeh
  27. Aqeel Awawdeh
  28. Mohammad Ahmad Awawdah
  29. Amjad Qawasmi
  30. Mustafa Badr
  31. Lina Abu Halaweh
  32. Hisham Abu Shaqrah
  33. Muath Amarneh
  34. Mujahed al-Saadi
  35. Mohammad Ateeq
  36. Mohammad Awad
  37. Awad al-Rjoub
  38. Shadi Jararah
  39. Suleiman Bsharat
  40. Bakr Daraghmeh
  41. Mohammad al-Shobaki
  42. Omar al-Amour
  43. Mohammad Abu Zaid
  44. Abdulrahman Awad
  45. Sari Jaradat
  46. Naseer Thabit
  47. Shatha Hanaysha
  48. Ameer Abu Aram
  49. Hamza Affaneh
  50. Yasmeen Kalboneh
  51. Buthaina Hamdan
  52. Tasneem Hassan
  53. Sumoud Saadat
  54. Diaa Ali
  55. Deeb Hourani
  56. Sa’ed Hawari
  57. Khaled Budair
  58. Christine Rinawi
  59. Najd Alawi
  60. Nagham Issa
  61. Mohammad Alawi
  62. Musab Qafisha
  63. Yousef Abu Watfa
  64. Muayyad Tanineh
  65. Hadi Sabarneh
  66. Ragheed Tabisa
  67. Mohammad Abed
  68. Mohammad Ghafri
  69. Abdelafou Bassam
  70. Ahmad Yousef
  71. Oday Jaa’ar
  72. Aqeel Awawdeh
  73. Firas al-Taweel
  74. Sujoud Assi
  75. Ibrahim al-Rantisi
  76. Mahmoud Matar
  77. Bilal Irman
  78. Mahmoud Hreibat
  79. Ahmad Khatib
  80. Fadi Arouri
  81. Amany Sarahneh
  82. Hind Shraydeh
  83. Firas Tanineh
  84. Ali Obaidat
  85. Raneen Joudeh
  86. Qutayba Hamdan
  87. Ikhlas Abu Ruz
  88. Ayman Qawareeq
  89. Hala Hassoun
  90. Mujahed Mardawi
  91. Muntaser Nassar
  92. May Abu Hassanein
  93. Abdelmohsen Shalaldeh
  94. Hazem Badr
  95. Summayya Jawabreh
  96. Raed al-Sharif
  97. Najlaa Zaitoun
  98. Jad Qaddoumi
  99. Sa’ed Nijm
  100. Muna Qandeel
  101. Rula Hassanein
  102. Islam Amarneh
  103. Naela Khalil
  104. Tareq Yousif
  105. Mohammad al-Atrash
  106. George Qanawati
  107. Ansar Tmaizah
  108. Khaldoon Barghouti
  109. Suzanne al-Awiwi
  110. Saeed Abu Maala
  111. Hisham Abdullah
  112. Fayhaa Shalash
  113. Mujahed Bani Mifleh
  114. Jihan Awad
  115. Bayan al-Jobe
  116. Sulaiman Bsharat
  117. Amal al-Naimi
  118. Issam al-Rimawi
  119. Loay al-Saeed
  120. Ameen Abu Wardeh
  121. Huthaifa Srour
  122. Abdelkareem al-Alami
  123. Fadi Madi
  124. Saida Zaareer
  125. Nidaa Basyoumi
  126. Nasser Shyoukhi
  127. Hatem Hamdan
  128. Nour Khatib
  129. Ibtihal Mansour
  130. Khaldoon Mathloom
  131. Saja Nasrallah
  132. Sara al-Rifai
  133. Mutasem Saqf al-Hait
  134. Fadi al-Jarjawi
  135. Anas al-Rantisi
  136. Majed Saeed
  137. Hamad Taqatqa
  138. Halima Khawalda
  139. Mustafa Khawaja
  140. Ayman Rabay’a
  141. Samer Khweira
  142. Mohammad al-Sayeh
  143. Laith J’aar
  144. Sami al-Sai
  145. Bisan al Kharouf
  146. Hala Khalayleh
  147. Reem Abu Laban
  148. Ayman Nubani
  149. Bassam Abu al-Rob
  150. Fatima Ibrahim
  151. Shurouq Talab
  152. Nour Aqtash
  153. Rozana Taha
  154. Rima Farasini
  155. Sayyaf Zarra
  156. Saher Hawari
  157. Jaafar Sadaqah
  158. Raneen Abahreh
  159. Ahmad Srour
  160. Iyad Jadallah
  161. Yasmeen al-Azraq
  162. Aseel Duzdar
  163. Abeer Dahbour
  164. Naqaa Hamed
  165. Mohammad Abu Alya
  166. Tareq al-Sharif
  167. Marwan Jawabreh
  168. Mahmoud Skandar
  169. Diala al-Rimawi
  170. Lubna al-Ashqar
  171. Riham Maqadma
  172. Alaa al-Din Abed
  173. Sulaiman Abu Srour
  174. Raghda Etma
  175. Khaled Sabarneh
  176. Iyad Hamad
  177. Hamza Salaymeh
  178. Anan Ajjawi
  179. Maysaa Rimawi
  180. Tuqa Ashraf
  181. Hana Elaiwa
  182. Malek Samara
  183. Abdelghani Samara
  184. Radi Karama
  185. Miral al-Dajani
  186. Mufeed Abu Hasna
  187. Malek al-Rujoub
  188. Islam al-Ashqar
  189. Nader al-Ghoul
  190. Ahmad Jarghoun
  191. Inas al-Haj Ali
  192. Samer Sharif
  193. Saeed Majed
  194. Dalia Hijab
  195. Nadeen al-Saifi
  196. Diana al-Mughrabi
  197. Sandy Suleiman
  198. Samah Arar
  199. Ameed Shehadeh
  200. Salam Abu Sharar
  201. Reem al-Omari
  202. Siwar Abed Rabbo
  203. Mohammad Abdelazeez Najjar
  204. Abdullah Bahsh
  205. Najah Musallam
  206. Rama Amriyeh
  207. Ashraf Kutkut
  208. Maysam Barghouti
  209. Ahmad Shalash
  210. Tania Karajeh
  211. Mohammad Nofal
  212. Ahmad Maher
  213. Salah al-Din Abu Hassan
  214. Ahmad Nasr al-Ali
  215. Latifa Abdellatif
  216. Mohammad Khairy
  217. Myassar Abu Khalil
  218. Rana Khmous
  219. Salah al-Din Abu Hassan
  220. Rand Khdeir
  221. Israa Obaid
  222. Nisreen Awwad
  223. Nader Dagher
  224. Nisreen Silmi
  225. Bakr Abu Rujailah
  226. Sabreen Obaidat
  227. Mohammad Hussein
  228. Manal Dweikat
  229. Salsabeel Talahmeh
  230. Rania Shaqdam
  231. Erica Zeidan
  232. Saleh Masharqa
  233. Muntaser Hamdan
  234. Yara Fares
  235. Atta Awad
  236. Aya Abu Eid
  237. Ahmad Darawsheh
  238. Khuloud Lafi
  239. Baraa Lafi
  240. Shatha Hammad
  241. Mohammad Torkman
  242. Kareem Khamayseh
  243. Raneen Addasi
  244. Zakariya Hammad
  245. Nour el-din Banat
  246. Fadia Salah al-Din
  247. Nijmah Hijazi
  248. Salam Hindawi
  249. Yousif al-Faqeeh
  250. Malak Khaled
  251. Loreen Zaidaty
  252. Radwan Qatanani
  253. Lubaba Thuqan
  254. Ikhlas Yousif
  255. Fadwa al-Basha
  256. Samer al-Zaaneen
  257. Saja al-Alami
  258. Juman Abu Arafeh
  259. Ahmad al-Arouri
  260. Ghaydaa Hammoudeh
  261. Shurouq Asaad
  262. Haitham al-Omari
  263. Khaled al-Faqih
  264. Osama Nasrallah
  265. Hazem Nasser
  266. Bahaa Ghaith
  267. Wihaj Bani Mifleh
  268. Rawan Farhat
  269. Omran Zakarneh
  270. Shafee al-Hafeth
  271. Ruba Mahdawi
  272. Rawan Ziadeh
  273. Amr Manasra
  274. Ruba al-Najjar
  275. Mahmoud Abdat
  276. Mohammad Jaber
  277. Raed Abubakr
  278. Muhannad Ayesh
  279. Waleed Zayid
  280. Ni’ma Adawiya
  281. Muthaffar Ateeq
  282. Maram Humaid
  283. Hind al-Khoudary
  284. Sami al-Shami
  285. Muna Khadr
  286. Mariam Barghouti
  287. Jalal Abukhater
  288. Rawaa Auge
  289. Rushdi Sarraj
  290. Hassan Islaih
  291. Ahmad Deeb
  292. Rami Sharafi
  293. Haneen Harara
  294. Fadi Hanouna
  295. Bilal Khaled
  296. Amneh Khandaqji
  297. Shireen Khalifa
  298. Fadi Abu Saada
  299. Asmaa Hreish
  300. Saleh al-Masri
  301. Marah al-Wadei
  302. Anas Abu Dayyeh
  303. Qassam al-Maadi
  304. Khaled Kraizim
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