61 Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists in July

Journalists protest outside the UN office in Ramallah (Abbas Momani - AFP)

Middle East Monitor  /  August 2, 2021

The Journalist Support Committee (JSC) said it has documented 61 Israeli violations against journalists in the occupied Palestinian territories during July, Anadolu news agency reported.

The Geneva-based rights group said in a statement yesterday that the violations included the targeting and wounding of 22 Palestinian journalists using rubber-coated metal bullets, sponge grenades, gas bombs, stun grenades, pepper gas and beatings.

According to the statement, the Israeli army arrested and detained more than seven Palestinian journalists and sentenced five.

The committee said it has also documented more than 20 cases where Israeli occupation forces had banned and obstructed the work of journalists, preventing a journalist from travelling, storming a journalist’s home, and confiscating equipment, vehicles, mobile phones and press cards.