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66 Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists in July

Palestinian journalists injured by stun grenades used by the occupation forces covering protests in support of prisoners in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on 4 May 2017 [Abdel-Hafiz Hashlamoun/Safia Omar]
Palestinian journalists injured by stun grenades used by the occupation forces covering protests in support of prisoners in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on 4 May 2017 [Abdel-Hafiz Hashlamoun/Safia Omar]

Israeli occupation forces carried out 66 violations against Palestinian journalists during July, official sources have revealed.

Yesterday Israeli soldiers forced journalists in Jenin to delete video footage from their camera after filming for a report at Barta’a checkpoint.

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A report published yesterday by the official news agency Wafa said that Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists and media institutions have notably escalated over the past month. This indicates a total disregard for the press, freedom of expression and international humanitarian law.

The report stressed that these violations are “dangerous,” calling on the international community to act and enforce international laws and conventions.

Over the past month, 39 journalists were injured, 18 others arrested and nine media institutions targeted by Israeli forces.

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