170 journalists wounded, 33 media offices bombed by Israel

TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) – The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate said that about 170 journalists were injured during the recent Israeli aggression on Gaza, adding they have filed a lawsuit against Israel in the International Criminal Court.

At least 170 Palestinian journalists were injured and 33 media organizations bombed during Israel’s military onslaught on the Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency cited the chairman of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) as saying on Saturday.

“The offices of 33 media organizations were destroyed during the Israeli offensive on Gaza,” PJS chairman Nasser Abu Bakr told Anadolu Agency on Saturday.

He said 70 journalists were also wounded during Israeli attacks on the Palestinian territory.

“Around 100 other journalists sustained injuries during Israeli assaults in the West Bank and East Jerusalem,” Abu Bakr said, adding that the injuries ranged between shrapnel wounds, beating and gas inhalation.

On Friday, the PJS said Palestinian journalist Yousef Abu Hussein was killed in an Israeli airstrike on his home in the Gaza Strip.

“The PJS, in cooperation with international journalists, is compiling a file about Israeli crimes against journalists to be presented to the International Criminal Court,” Abu Bakr said.

At least 279 Palestinians were killed, including 69 children and 40 women, and 1,910 others injured in Israeli regime's attacks on the Gaza Strip since May 10, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

In retaliation, the Palestinian resistance groups fired thousands of rockets at occupying regime , killing dozens of Zionists injuring hundreds more.

During the Israeli onslaught, several high-rise buildings that housed dozens of foreign media offices, including the Associated Press and Aljazeera TV, were destroyed.

As the conflict escalated, the Israeli regime had to accept a ceasefire brokered by Egypt on Thursday. The ceasefire came into effect on Friday.


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