Two Palestinian journalists were killed while reporting in a market in Gaza yesterday, an appalling incident which means eights journalists have now lost their lives since the Israeli bombardment of the region began nearly one month ago, the International Federation of Journalists, (IFJ), said here Thursday.
"We express our anger and condemnation at the killing of these journalists, the latest victims in this ongoing cycle of intimidation, violence and murder against media workers in Palestine," said IFJ President Jim Boumelha in a statement.
"Enough is enough: the killing must end now and Israel must be held accountable for these atrocities," he stressed.
The IFJ is writing to Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, to remind the organisation of its international obligation to protect journalists.
The IFJ and the Federation of Arab Journalists (FAJ) have also agreed to send a joint international mission to Gaza as soon as there is a ceasefire.
The Brussels-based IFJ represents more than 600,000 journalists in 134 countries.