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Assaults on Journalists in West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem

Journalist Support Committee

The Journalist Support Committee condemned the Israeli occupation forces’ attacks on Palestinian journalists who were carrying out their professional duty in covering rallies and protests in the West Bank and Occupied Jerusalem, in rejection to the US decision in appointing Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation on Thursday, 7 December 2017.

The committee confirmed that the Israeli occupation forces attacked the journalists who were covering demonstrations in the area of Beit El, Ramallah, among the attacked journalists was the crew of Al-Manar TV and BBC journalist Iman Oraykat who was carrying out a live coverage of the marches when she suffered from suffocation and found it difficult to complete coverage due to the density of the gas bombs launched by the Israeli forces.

In addition, the Israeli forces restricted and prevented journalists from coverage, as was the case with Palestine TV’s cameraman, Alaa Haddad in Hebron, and Al-Ghad TV channel which was prevented from completing its coverage and ordered to move to another place in an attempt to conceal the truth from the world.

In conclusion, the committee calls on all journalists to continue their work professionally and to convey information and truth with transparency, We also call on the International Federation of Journalists, International Human Rights Organizations and all those concerned with freedom of opinion and press to condemn the continuing crimes of the occupation against journalists and to exert pressure on the occupation authorities in order to prevent it from further committing attacks against journalists and freedom of press in all Palestinian territories.

The toll of attacks till now in Jerusalem. 

1:  Cameraman Mustafa Hassouna, Turkish Anatolia Agency was injured by a gas bomb
2: Journalist Adel Abu Naima, @Reuters was hit by a gas bomb fired by an Israeli army officer
3: Firas Tanina, “Ma’an news Agency” suffocated from gas bomb.

Witness moment of BBC correspondent attack and unable to complete coverage:

Witness moment Al-Ghad correspondent was prevented from continuing coverage in Beit El, Ramallah:


READ MORE PALESTINE NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Palestine Files




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