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Israel wounded over 100 journalists since US move on Jerusalem

Palestinian Journalists Arrested by Israel - Cartoon [Sarwar Ahmed/MiddleEastMonitor]
Palestinian Journalists Arrested by Israel - Cartoon [Sarwar Ahmed/MiddleEastMonitor]

Israeli occupation forces “systematically” attacked and wounded more than 100 journalists, including 20 females, since US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “in order to hinder the reporting of the reality of the occupation on the ground to the world”, Arab48 reported yesterday.

Occupation forces either targeted journalists with live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas or beat then with batons or rifle butts.

A number of journalists were detained or had their coverage of demonstrations hindered by Israeli occupation forces, the news site reported.

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Fifty-six journalists had been targeted with sound bombs or beaten, 12 were hit by rubber-coated steel bullets, one was targeted with live ammunition, three with pepper spray and 28 with tear gas which resulted in a number suffering burns.

Of those affected, 53 were targeted while covering protests in Jerusalem.

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