34 Violations Carried out Against Palestinian Journalists in June

Palestinian journalists face constant assaults by Israeli soldiers. (Photo via MEMO)

34 violations against Palestinian journalists have been carried out in June by Israeli occupation forces and the Palestinian Authority, Quds Press reported an NGO saying.

Israeli violations included direct assaults, firing rubber bullets at journalists and cameramen, arbitrary arrests and the closure of media offices, Palestinian Youth Congress for Journalists said in a statement.

The group said the attacks happened while the journalists were documenting Israeli aggression at Al-Aqsa Mosque. Photographer, Rami Al-Khatib, and journalists ,Osaid Amarneh and Ahmed Jaradat, were wounded during the violence.

The statement added that the Israeli policy of arbitrary detention of Palestinian journalists continued as in the case of several journalists, including the arrests of 25-year-old Nasser Al-Khatib from Ramallah, 27-year-old Iyad Al-Taweel and 43-year-old Bassam Al-Safadi from the Golan Heights.

Currently, 20 journalists are being held in Israeli jails, the statement said.

Musawat TV, which broadcasts from occupied Palestinian territories, was closed under the pretext that it incites hatred, the statement added.

The Youth Congress reported 17 violations against journalists at the hands of the Palestinian Authority.


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