Hamas seeks to sanction Israel's media

Accusing Israel of 'deliberate attack,' head of Hamas media office demands Int'l Federation of Journalists remove it from organization.

Dalit Halevy,

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh
Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh
Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash 90

Palestinians have begun their latest legal campaign against the Jewish state - this time, targeting the Israeli press. 

Salama Marouf, head of the Hamas media office, has accused Israeli news stations of managing a deliberate attack against Palestinian journalists since the outbreak of the so-called "Al-Quds intifada."

According to Marouf, his office records Israel's "crimes" against media teams and will deliver a report to international and legal bodies, including the United Nations. 

This report, adds Marouf, will also serve as the basis for a suit against Israel at the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

In addition, Marouf has called on the International Federation of Journalists to remove Israel's membership. 

Marouf's claims are ironic given the amount of praise Palestinian media outlets have heaped on terrorist murderers, in what Hamas leaders have dubbed an important contribution to the latest wave of terror against Israel. 

Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh lauded Palestinian media a few weeks ago for boosting morale against the "occupation" and inspiring Palestinians to continue "to fight."




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