Female journalists killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank
On 11 May, Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli forces while reporting on an Israeli army raid in Jenin. On 1 June, journalist Ghufran Harun Warasneh was killed by Israeli soldiers as she was on her way to a new job.
Palestinian Journalist Merfat Sadiq told Middle East Eye: ‘it seems that women journalists, in particular, are deemed an easier target. We have witnessed this two days ago with repeated attacks against female journalists covering the flag march in Jerusalem and in Nablus.’
Initiatives to support: joint statement demanding investigation into killing of Shireen Abu Akleh; Statement by OHCHR and statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Shireen Abu Akleh; statement on Ghufran from Coalition for Women in Journalism; statement by International Press Institute on Ghufran