Israeli Border Police attacks journalist to prevent disclosing Al-Aqsa Mosque violations 

Israeli forces storm Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyard in Jerusalem (Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency)

Middle East Monitor  /  April 16, 2022

The Journalists Support Committee (JSC) announced on Friday that the Israeli occupation’s continuous attacks and targeting of journalists and media outlets in Jerusalem aim to prevent their crimes from being disclosed.

During the Israeli aggression on Palestinian worshippers inside Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday, the JSC documented Israeli attacks on photojournalist Rami al-Khatib, journalist Nisreen Salem and a third unnamed female photojournalist by the occupation soldiers.

Several Israeli occupation forces harshly beat Al-Khatib before his camera was smashed, a rubber bullet wounded Salem in the head and the unnamed female photojournalist also sustained injuries.

The JSC reiterated its condemnation of the attacks on journalists and media outlets, which constitutes a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law.

It called for the international and human rights bodies, especially the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Federation of Journalists, to take immediate and urgent action to pressure the Israeli occupation authorities to cease their violations.

Meanwhile, it called on international bodies to secure the necessary protection for journalists and media offices, as the attacks aim to impose a media blackout and deprive people of the right to information.