AA 04/27/2024

The Evidence, Anadolu documentary showcasing Israeli war crimes, screened in London

The Evidence consists of photographs, images taken by Anadolu reporters, interviews with experts


The Evidence, a documentary produced by Anadolu that exposes Israel's war crimes in the Gaza Strip, was screened in London on Friday.

The screening of the 52-minute documentary, which covers Israel's attacks on Gaza since October in full detail, took place at the Yunus Emre Institute.

The documentary consists of photographs and images taken by Anadolu reporters as well as interviews with experts.

Incidents in Gaza are discussed with the President of the International Court of Justice, Judge Joan E. Donoghue, UN Special Rapporteur Francesca Albanese, Aya Majzoub, Amnesty International's deputy regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, former Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth and many experts.

Oguz Karakas, Anadolu's project management coordinator, stressed at the event the Israeli government's 'non-selective killing' of innocent civilians in Gaza, subjecting people to hunger, and thirst and depriving them of basic humanitarian needs.

'As members of Anadolu, we want to highlight these horrific crimes unfolding in Gaza,' he said.

Karakas highlighted the importance of The Evidence, saying many incidents might have gone unnoticed without it.

'Anadolu is committed to playing its part, we've been gathering evidence, all now compiled in our book, The Evidence. We did not just compile them, we submitted the book to the International Criminal Court (ICC).'


Reiterating that the documentary shows the world what has been happening in the besieged Palestinian enclave, Karakas underlined that they 'want the international community to take more action with real results.'

He thanked Anadolu's President and CEO Serdar Karagoz for supporting the project in every stage of production.

In October, Amnesty International announced that its Crisis Evidence Lab had verified that Israeli military units striking Gaza were equipped with white phosphorus artillery rounds.

The videos and photos documented by the nongovernmental organization showed that Israel used white phosphorus in Gaza.

Among Amnesty's evidence is an image featuring M825 and M825A1 artillery shells with D528 labels used for white phosphorus-based ammunition, which were taken by Anadolu photojournalist Mustafa Al-Kharoufon on Oct. 9.

Later, Anadolu's photos were also used as evidence proving that Israel used banned white phosphorus munitions in the densely populated Gaza Strip.

Among attendees at the event were Anadolu's Deputy Director-General Oguz Enis Peru, Marketing and Business Development Director Erman Yuksel and Turkiye's Ambassador to London Osman Koray Ertas's wife Sevcan Ertas.