The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Wednesday welcomed the news that the Gaza offices of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), have been reopened. "We welcome the news that the offices in Gaza of our affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists Union, are open. This is a positive step for media freedom," said IFJ President Jim Boumelha. "We urge all working Palestinian journalists to unite around the PJS and to stand as one in a message of solidarity and support," he said in a statement. The Brussels-based IFJ represents more than 600,000 journalists in 134 countries.