Israeli Forces Intentionally Target Palestinian Journalists

Palestinian journalists help their injure colleague get to safety after being attacked by Israeli soldiers near the Erez Crossing. (Photo: via MEMO, file)

The Syndicate of Palestinian journalists said on Sunday that Israeli occupation forces intentionally target Palestinian journalists reporting on current clashes, reported.

During a protest held in Ramallah the head of the Syndicate, Abdul-Nasser Al-Najjar, said that 60 Palestinian journalists had been wounded during the ongoing fighting, including five who were seriously injured.

Al-Najjar also said that working circumstances of Palestinian journalists continue to be “very dangerous” under the Israeli occupation.

Israeli occupation forces are likely targeting Palestinian journalists in an attempt to prevent them from covering Israeli violations against Palestinian people.

On Sunday overnight, a group of around 200 Israeli settlers broken into the houses of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron while IDF forces prevented journalists from getting close to the targeted area, Safa news agency reported.

During last year’s Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, Israel killed 17 Palestinian journalists, the Syndicate said.

– Read more: Israeli Forces Intentionally Target Palestinian Journalists – Middle East Monitor

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