National Press Club statement on the murder of a Palestinian journalist in the West Bank
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Here is a statement from Jen JusonPresident of the National Press Club and Gil KleinPresident of the Journalism Institute of the National Press Club on the shooting death of Palestinian journalist Ghufran Hamed Warasneh on her way to work in the city of Hebron on the west bank.
“We draw attention to another shooting of a Palestinian journalist by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The killing of Ghufran Hamed Warasneh, a radio presenter on his way to work, requires a full and fair investigation. This tragic event follows the fatal shooting last month of a Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Shireen was also a US citizen and the Club also called for an impartial investigation into her case.
“According to reports, Ghufran studied journalism and graduated from Hebron University. She worked in various media for three years before landing her current job at Dream, a local news agency. She was on her third day at this job when she was killed. Ghufran’s mother reported that she was apprehended by Israeli authorities in January after covering a pro-Palestinian march and held for three months in detention. His camera equipment was confiscated and destroyed. She was 31 years old. According to reports, she was shot in the chest while being interrogated by soldiers at a checkpoint near al-Arroub refugee camp.
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