|In their own words||"to develop and empower the Arab media and to give voice to Palestinian issues. This unique center contributes to the development of a plural and unbiased media landscape, which is fundamental for every democracy. I'LAM was established to serve primarily the Palestinian citizens in Israel through the improvement of their mass media system with training, documentation, advocacy, cooperation, and outreach."|
- In 2014, I’lam received funding from the Open Society Foundation (NIS403,386), the European Commission (NIS19,010), the Ford Foundation (NIS39,870), Hanns Seidal Foundation (NIS189,482), and Herbert Quant Stiftung (NIS1,390).
- According to currently unauthenticated documents leaked from the Open Society Foundation, since 2003, I’lam has received 9 grants from OSF totaling $1,083,000.
- Regularly claims that the Israeli police and the IDF target Palestinian and foreign journalists.
- I’lam condemns Israel’s monitoring of Palestinian social media accounts, explaining that the Israeli unit “arrest[s] activists under the pretext that their publications through social networks indicate that they may have the ‘intention’ to carry out ‘terrorist attacks.’” I’lam erases the context of Palestinian terrorism and ignores Israel’s right to defend itself and its civilians.
- During the 2014 Gaza War, I’lam signed a July 22 joint written statement to the UNHRC, “condemn[ing] Israel’s unlawful targeting of civilians,” which may “constitute grave violations of international humanitarian law and international criminal law and may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.” The statement calls on the UNHRC to “[c]ondemn the deliberate, systematic and widespread targeting of Palestinian civilians” and “[e]stablish an independent, international commission of inquiry with the mandate to identify and investigate all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law committed within the context of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip.”
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