Report: 47 Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists in July

Days of Palestine - Ramallah

The Ministry of Information monitored 47 Israeli violations committed by the Israeli occupation forces against Palestinian journalists and their media institutions during the past month.

The Israeli occupation army targeted 34 journalists, including seven women journalists, seven press crews, three media pages, and one printing press.

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Israeli occupation forces also fired metal bullets at 12 journalists, including Anadolu Agency photographer Nidal Shtayyeh, freelance journalist Muhammad Abu Thabet, and freelance journalist Ayman Al-Nubani.

The Ministry monitored 12 arrests, renewed detentions, and violations inside the occupation's prisons, where the free journalists Nasir Abu Thabet and Khaled Al-Zabada were arrested. 

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The Israeli occupation forces also detained: "Wafa" photographer Mashhour Al-Wahwah, Palestine TV cameraman Iyad Hashlamoun, and free journalist Sari Jaradat.

The occupation soldiers attacked Reuters cameraman Ammar Awad, Palestine Today correspondent Liwa Abu Rumaila, Ma'an News Agency correspondent Maysa Abu Ghazaleh, and Al Jazeera Mubasher crew included reporter Ranad Al-Sharbati, and cameraman Ghassan Abu Eid.

The Israeli occupation forces attacked Quds News Network cameraman Abdullah Bahsh with pepper gas to prevent him from covering the northern Jordan Valley.

The Israeli occupation forces prevented more than seven press crews from covering the most severe attacks, including the "Al-Ghad" channel crew, where journalist Raed Al-Sharif suffocated. 

Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation forces obstructed a group of journalists while covering the stand in solidarity with the people in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in the city of Jerusalem. They were banned from filming on 7/31/2021.

The Ministry also documented that the Israeli occupation forces stormed the Al-Nibras Technical Press in the Dheisheh refugee camp, southeast of Bethlehem, and destroyed, broke, and confiscated the printing equipment on 12/7/2021. The total damage to the printing press is estimated at 115,000 dollars.

The Ministry considers the continuation of the Israeli occupation forces with their repressive approach to storming printing presses and media institutions and confiscating their contents as a policy to block the Palestinian narrative and obstruct its transmission to the world and not go unpunished.

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