At the closing of the tribute to journalist Farah Omar, cameraman Rabih Al-Maamari and collaborator Hussein Aquil, the prominent communicator underlined the moral and humanitarian commitment to the cause worldwide.
At the same time, he thanked the Lebanese government for filing a complaint with the United Nations against Israel for the killing of the Al Mayadeen press team while they were reporting the truth in the south of the country.
The renowned journalist pointed out that the network will allocate annual scholarships in the name of Farah Omar and Rabih Al-Maamari to study at an Arab or Global South university.
Addressing to the media, Ben Jeddou stressed that Farah, Rabih and Hussein are martyrs, not dead, and rejected any attempt to downplay their testimonies.
In this line of message, he stressed that Al Mayadeen will not back down in defending the children of Gaza, Palestine and the cause.
He stressed that the multi-platform communication did not differentiate between the people of Palestine within the country, Gaza or the West Bank, and did not work to create conflicts.
In this regard, he added that the Lebanon-based network should not be blocked in the West Bank, “nor should any Palestinian accept it”.
Al Mayadeen’s reference is the Palestinian issue, and “it is not allowed to accept to prevent it from working in the West Bank, and we know that the occupation is afraid of it”.
Regarding the censorship imposed by the Israeli government, Ben Jeddou claimed: “the battlefield is between us, and I tell Al Mayadeen staff not to be afraid”.