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Smoke billows after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian group Hamas, as seen from southern Israel, December 2, 2023. — Picture by REUTERS

ICC confirms probe into possible crimes against journalists in Gaza

THE HAGUE, Jan 10 — The International Criminal Court (ICC) confirmed it is investigating possible crimes against journalists during the ongoing Israeli aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip.

Reporters sans frontières — Reporters Without Borders (RSF) — has filed a war crimes complaint with the ICC regarding the deaths of Palestinian journalists killed in the Israeli aggression, according to Palestinian news agency (WAFA).

The office of ICC prosecutor Karim Khan has also assured that crimes against journalists are included in its investigation into Palestine.

“Today, I confirm the initiation by the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC of an investigation respecting the situation in Palestine. 

“The investigation will cover crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court that are alleged to have been committed in the situation since June 13, 2014, the date to which reference is made in the referral of the situation to my office,” the ICC said Tuesday.

The ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza has so far resulted in the killing of 106 journalists and media workers.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed deep concern on Monday regarding the “high toll” of Palestinian journalists who have been killed in the Gaza Strip, following the deaths of two journalists working for Al-Jazeera Gaza Bureau on January 7.

— Bernama

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