Report: 76 violations against journalists in Palestine in July

Report: 76 violations against journalists in Palestine in July

The Palestinian Ministry of Information says Israel committed 76 violations against journalists and media outlets in Palestine in July 2017.
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A recent report by The Palestinian Ministry of Information says at least 76 violations were committed against journalists and media outlets in Palestine during last month, July 2017.

The Ministry’s report monitored violations against 50 male journalists, 18 female journalists, 5 press crews and 4 media offices.

The Ministry says this is the highest number of violations so far since the beginning of this year, and the most severe in terms of the nature and number of attacks carried out against journalists and media outlets.

The report also recorded 42 violations against journalists in Jerusalem carried out by Israeli forces, saying that these attacks hindered the journalists’ in Jerusalem while covering the events of the closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque last month.

According to the report, Israeli attacks on media have escalated this month. Most of the violations were related to the coverage of events at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and included either beating, (17 cases), shot by rubber bullets (eight cases), tear gas inhalation (eight cases), pepper spray (eight cases), barring coverage by ordering journalists to leave the area (nine cases), hit by stun grenade (four cases) and several others.

 

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