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Media Club calls on PA to protect journalists

The Palestinian Media Club yesterday called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to protect journalists from the Israeli occupation instead of harassing them and putting restrictions on their work, the Safa news agency reported.

In a statement, the Media Club condemned the PA's actions against journalists in the occupied West Bank, mainly the arrest campaigns against them.

"Arresting journalists and harassing them because of their work is a violation of all conventions and laws related to freedom of media work," the statement said.

"The Palestinian journalists do not commit crimes, but they expose Israeli violations professionally and responsibly. Therefore, they need someone to stand beside them, not to arrest them."

In addition, it called for all organisations and journalistic bodies to support journalists who have been arrested by the PA's security services and to ensure their release.

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