Invasion of WAFA TV

The Israeli raid on WAFA headquarters in the Occupied West Bank city of Ramallah Monday elicited strong condemnation from many people.

On Tuesday, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah called the Palestinian news agency to offer his support and solidarity to the journalism staff, reported WAFA.

Speaking with WAFA editor-in-chief Kholoud Assaf, Prime Minister Hamdallah called the army invasion “part of the war the Israeli occupying army wages against the Palestinian people and media in particular.”

The reason for the invasion, in his opinion, was “an attempt to hide the truth about Israel’s crimes and blatant violations of International Law, International Humanitarian Law, and the Geneva Conventions.”

The Palestinian Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Hamdallah, met Tuesday in Ramallah. The officials called on the International Federation of Journalists, as well as Arab and international media institutions to condemn “these blatant Israeli crimes”.

So far no international media organization has condemned the Israeli attack on WAFA, which is in clear violation of the freedom of the press. Nor have the international journalism bodies condemned the Israeli bombing of the Al-Aqsa News Agency on November 12th, 2018, which leveled the building and destroyed the news agency completely.