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237 Israeli violations against Palestinian Journalists in 2013

Some 237 Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists were documented by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate in 2013.

The head of the Syndicate's Freedoms Committee, Mohammad Lahham, presented the committee's report in a press conference in Ramallah saying Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists ranged between tear gas suffocation to physical injuries, arresting journalists, banning them from traveling and press coverage.


The report also documented the Palestinian security services' violations against journalists in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 2013.

According to the report the Palestinian security services committed 81 violations against Palestinian journalists ranging from beatings, arrests and summons to meet with security agents to banning journalists from coverage.

The Undersecretary of the Palestinian Ministry of Information Mahmoud Khalifa said the ministry will collaborate with the Journalists Syndicate to prosecute the Israeli army and stop its violations against Palestinian journalists.

The committee recommended following up on these violations through parliamentary blocs and international institutions saying it would address the relevant authorities to take the necessary action.

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