Days of Palestine, West Bank -Israeli occupation carried out around 280 violations against Palestinian journalists and media offices since October 2015, report said on Monday.
PLO’s Prisoners and Freed Prisoners Committee Researcher Abdul-Naser Farwaneh said in the report, marking Wold Press Freedom Day, that the Israeli occupation placed restrictions on media outlets and closed a number of media offices.
He also said that he counted all the Israeli violations happened since October 2015, when Al-Quds Intifada started.
During this time, he said that the Israeli occupation arrested tens of journalists, who spent different periods inside Israeli jails, noting that 19 of them are still behind bars.
Farwaneh said that the Israeli occupation has also closed seven media offices, one TV station and three radios in the occupied West Bank. “The occupation confiscated broadcasting equipment,” he said.
The reason for the attacks, Farwaneh explained: “The Israeli occupation is trying to cover up its crimes committed against the Palestinians, the confiscation of their land and the damage it causes to their homes and properties.”
At the end of his report, Farwaneh called for international bodies to “seriously act” in solidarity with their colleagues in order to afford protection for Palestinian journalists.