Israel forces shoot, wound 2 Palestinian journalists

Palestinian protesters and journalists attacked by tear gas in Burqa, Nablus (MEE)

Middle East Monitor  /  March 2, 2022

Israeli occupation forces yesterday shot and wounded two Palestinian journalists as they cracked down on peaceful protests organized in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron/Al-Khalil, Quds Press reported.

The protest was organized in solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners, who have been enduring difficult conditions inside the Israeli jails.

Local sources reported that the Israeli occupation forces cracked down on the protest using steel bullets and wounded photojournalists Abdul Muhssen Shalaldeh and Mosaab Shawer, in the hand and leg respectively.

Both journalists were rushed to hospital to receive immediate treatment, while scores of the protesters suffered from suffocation due to the large number of tear gas canisters fired at them.

The protesters also called for immediate release of sick prisoners who are fighting for their life, as well as the release of the bodies of Palestinian martyrs being held by Israel.