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10 Mar

Women Journalists in Gaza Share Their Experiences and Challenges

Women journalists in Gaza are stressing the urgent need to ensure protection for Palestinian women journalists, and to take further measures to seek redress and rehabilitation for those who face psychological and social assaults. They are also addressing the need to expose all Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists to the […]

21 Feb

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Teens And A Journalist, Injure Many, Near Ramallah

February 21, 2018 1:11 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, Wednesday, two Palestinian teenage boys, and a journalist, after the army attacked dozens of protesters near Ofer military base and prison, west of Ramallah, in central West Bank. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters, who […]

09 Feb

Army Injures Dozens, Detain Journalists, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against nonviolent Palestinian protesters in the al-Mazra’a al-Gharbiyya village, west of Ramallah in central West Bank, injured dozens and detained many journalists. Media sources in Ramallah said the protesters marched in the village, heading towards their lands, which were illegally […]

04 Jan

PJS Report: 909 Violations Against Palestinian Journalists in 2017

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate has announced the summary of its annual report for freedoms in 2017, in a special press conference held on Wednesday. The report recorded 909 violations between 1-1-2017 and 31-12-2017, including 740 by Israeli authorities and 169 local violations by Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and Gaza. According […]

20 Dec

World-renowned Teen Journalist & Her Mother Abducted by Israeli soldiers

Ahed al-Tamimi, a 16-year old girl from Nabi Saleh who has filmed the brutality of Israeli soldiers in her village since she was ten, was abducted from her home Tuesday morning by Israeli soldiers during a pre-dawn raid. Later Tuesday morning, when her mother Nariman went to Benjamin police station, […]

Israeli soldiers attack journalist (image from Khabr Press)
17 Dec

Israeli Soldiers Continue To Target Journalists; 60 Violations this Week

“We will not be silenced, we will not close the lenses of our cameras, and we will continue to report on the escalating Israeli violations, and the soldiers’ attempts to bury the truth, so that they can continue killing and wounding Palestinians with impunity,” begins a message published Saturday by […]

17 Dec

Clashes Continue across Palestine as Israeli Media Wages Hate Campaign against Journalists

At least six Palestinians were injured with live ammunition and others suffocated by tear gas as clashes continued, along the Gaza borders, in protest of US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli’s capital, said sources. Israeli army forces deployed along the eastern borders between Gaza and Israel fired […]

09 Dec

Israeli Army Attacks Scores of Palestinian Journalists

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate has reported that Israeli soldiers deliberately targeted scores of journalists, Friday, in various parts of the occupied West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem. It said that the soldiers shot Omar Abu Awad, the head of Palestine TV office in Jericho, with a rubber-coated steel bullet in […]

25 Nov

Three Sanabel Radio Journalists Sentenced by Israeli Occupation Military Court

November 25, 2017 5:46 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Three of the journalists of Sanabel radio station in al-Khalil were sentenced by the Israeli occupation’s Ofer military court on 23 November. Montasser Nassar, 28, and Nidal Amer, 24, were each sentenced to 22 months in prison, while Mohammed Omran, 27, was sentenced to 16 months in Israeli occupation prison. The three were seized […]

10 Nov

Palestinian Journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq Released from Israeli Prison

November 10, 2017 8:35 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Palestinian journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq was released from Israeli prison after ten months jailed on Wednesday, 8 November. Al-Qeeq, 35, was seized by occupation forces in January 2017 as he returned home from a protest against the Israeli detention of the bodies of Palestinians killed by occupation forces. Al-Qeeq became nationally and internationally known after his 94-day hunger […]

10 Nov

Rights Seminar Held in Ramallah for Palestinian Journalists (VIDEO)

Palestinian journalists and human rights activists, this week, highlighted the various violations committed against them in the Palestine, whether out by Israeli occupation or the violations by the Palestinian authorities, in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip. PNN reports that the Seminar was organized by the United Nations Educational, […]

03 Oct

Palestinian Journalists Demand Decisive Action on Israeli Violations

The Palestinian Journalists Forum denounced the recent escalation in Israel’s egregious violations of international law, against them in the West Bank. Israeli forces detained, in the early hours of Monday, Al-Aqsa channel correspondents Alaa Tetti, from northern Hebron, and Ameer Abu A’raam, from Birzeit, after breaking into and ransacking their […]

01 Oct

43 Israeli Violations against Palestinian Journalists for September 2017

The Palestinian Ministry of Information (MOI) has documented a number of Israeli violations in an ongoing systematic escalation against Palestinian journalists, perpetrated in an attempt to whitewash Israeli crimes against the Palestinians. In a report issued by the Mentoring and Follow-up Unit in the ministry, it mentioned that 43 violations […]

27 Sep

Israeli Army Injures Fifteen Palestinians, Abducts Two, Including A Journalist, Near Tubas

Israeli soldiers attacked, Wednesday, a nonviolent procession against the escalating Israeli violations against the Palestinians and their lands in al-Baq’a Meadow, south of Tubas, in northeastern West Bank, wounding at least fifteen, and abducted two Palestinians, including a journalist. The protesters marched carrying Palestinian flags, and chanting against the ongoing […]

17 Sep

Gaza Strip: MADA Denounces Sentencing of Female Palestinian Journalist Struggling with Cancer

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a statement, on Thursday, denouncing a Gaza court’s absentia decision to imprison a female Palestinian journalist who is currently in Jordan receiving cancer treatment. According to MADA, the Gaza Magistrate Court sentenced journalist Hajar Muhammad Abu Samra to six months […]

07 Sep

PA Releases Radio Journalist Qawasmeh, Holds Amro

Palestinian security forces released the director of Hebron’s Manbar al-Hurriya radio station, Ayman Qawasmeh, on Wednesday, after he spent three days in detention for criticizing the Palestinian Authority (PA), and continued to hold prominent Palestinian activist Issa Amro, who declared a hunger strike on Tuesday, in detention for cricizing the […]

14 Aug

Palestinian Journalists Declare Hunger Strike

A journalist during a protest at Israel’s Ofer detention center in the West Bank (PLO/File) As local and international criticism continued to mount against the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority’s (PA) tightening noose on freedoms of expression in the occupied West Bank, seven Palestinian journalists imprisoned by the PA have begun a […]

10 Aug

Five Journalists Arrested in West Bank, PCHR Warns of Misusing Laws in West Bank and Gaza Strip

Yesterday and today, the Palestinian General Intelligence Service (GIS) arrested 5 journalists in the West Bank on grounds of leaking sensitive information to hostile parties, according to Wafa Agency, without identifying the hostile entity in question.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows with deep concern this dangerous development […]

10 Aug

Hamas Detains Gaza Journalist

Hamas militias, on Wednesday, detained a journalist in the Gaza Strip after summoning him for questioning, according to sources at the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, and a call has been made for the release of a TV correspondent held by Hamas for two months. The syndicate said, according to WAFA, that […]

06 Aug

July Violations Against Journalists Highest This Year

The Ministry of Information said, Saturday, that Israel committed 76 violations against journalists in July, more than 60 per cent of them in East Jerusalem, the highest since the start of the year. It said, according to WAFA, that most of the violations were related to coverage of events at […]

29 Jul

Palestinian Photojournalist Injured by Israeli Fire in Nablus

Israeli forces, Friday, opened fire at Palestinians who rallied in solidarity with Al-Aqsa Mosque near Huwwara checkpoint, south of Nablus, injuring a photojournalist. Ayman al-Nobani, a photojournalist with the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency (WAFA), was shot and injured with a bullet as he was covering the rally. Israeli forces […]

26 Jul

Army Abducts A Journalist, Injures Worshipers, Including A Child, Near Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian worshipers after holding evening prayers in the Gate of the Tribes area, near al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, wounding dozens of Palestinians, including a child and a journalist, in addition to abducting a journalist. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that […]

23 Jul

Journalists Syndicate, Ministry of Information Protest Israeli Treatment of Palestinian Journalists

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) and the Ministry of Information denounced, in two separate press releases, on Saturday, treatment by Israeli security forces of Palestinian journalists doing their work in the field. The two organizations accused Israeli security of intentionally targeting Palestinian journalists, some of whom were hit by rubber-coated […]

09 Jul

Journalists Protest Outside Hamdallah’s Ramallah Office

Dozens of Palestinian journalists organized a protest outside of the Palestinian prime minister’s office in Ramallah on Saturday, urging both the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the occupied West Bank and Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip to immediately release all imprisoned journalists. The protest came after PA forces arrested Jihad Barakat […]

09 Jul

Palestinian Journalists Demand Freedom for Jihad Barakat, Jailed by PA

Palestinian journalist Jihad Barakat was detained by Palestinian Authority Preventive Security forces on Thursday, 6 July, accused of “taking photos” of the motorcade of PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah near a checkpoint east of Tulkarem. Palestinian journalists and activists have launched a social media campaign demanding the immediate release of Barakat. Barakat, […]

28 Jun

Mexico Uses Israeli Spyware to Target Lawyers, Journalists and Activists

“We have an alliance between the Mexican government and the Trump administration against the Mexican people,” says John Ackerman, editor-in-chief of the Mexican Law Review. “We’re being massacred and spied on systematically in Mexico.” John M. Ackerman is a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Editor-in-Chief of […]

13 Jun

Three Prominent Palestinian Organizers, Journalists Ordered to Further Imprisonment without Charge or Trial

Three prominent Palestinian activists were ordered to additional periods of administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial. Palestinian journalist Hasan Safadi, youth organizer Hassan Karajah and leftist community leader Rami Fadayel, all of Ramallah, were ordered to further imprisonment without charge or trial by Israeli military courts. Fadayel, 37, has […]

17 May

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters, Journalists, Abduct Three, In Red Cross Yard, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers and security officers attacked, Wednesday, nonviolent Palestinian protesters, and journalists, in the courtyard if the International Red Cross center in occupied East Jerusalem, injured one Palestinian, and abducted three others. The head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) in Jerusalem, Nasser Qous, said the soldiers invaded the yard […]

06 May

Army Injures Three Palestinians, Including One Journalist, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank governorate of Qalqilia, shot and injured three Palestinians, including a teenager and a photojournalist, while many suffered the effects of teargas inhalation. The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers assaulted the […]

03 May

Israeli Soldiers Attack Palestinian Journalists Protesting Near Ofer Prison

On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers used excessive force against Palestinian journalists, marching in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees, and imprisoned journalists, near the Ofer Israeli prison, in Ramallah governorate of the occupied West Bank. The journalists were expressing their support to the striking detainees, demanding basic rights, and also demanding […]

02 May

MADA: Escalated Attacks against Jerusalem Journalists

Israeli occupation forces and police escalated their attacks against journalists and media, culminating in a wave of attacks on at least 14 journalists in East Jerusalem on Saturday, the 29th of April, 2017. An Israeli police cavalry unit attacked several journalists, injuring them and destroying their equipment, as well as preventing them […]

30 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Assault Palestinian Journalists, Adduct Three Nonviolent Protestors, In Jerusalem

As hundreds of Palestinians marched in occupied East Jerusalem, on Saturday evening, in solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, Israeli soldiers assaulted the nonviolent protesters, deliberately targeted local journalists, damages their cameras, and abducted three protesters. The soldiers, and police officers, assaulted a group of Palestinian […]

21 Apr

Eight Protesters, One Journalist, Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern West Bank governorate of Qalqilia, shot and mildly injured eight Palestinians, including a journalist and an Israeli peace activist. Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, […]

11 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Detain Two Palestinian Journalists In Hebron

April 11, 2017 12:31 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers detained, on Tuesday morning, two Palestinian photojournalists, working for the WAFA Palestinian news agency, and the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation, in Hebron’s Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers searched the two journalists, Mash-hour al-Wihwah, who works for the Palestinian Info […]

12 Mar

Israeli Army Abducts Three Palestinians, Including A Journalist, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, three Palestinians, including a woman and a journalist, from in the central West Bank district of Ramallah. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded and searched homes in Birzeit town, north of Ramallah, searched homes and abducted a journalist, identified as […]

10 Mar

Journalist Al-Qeeq Suspends Hunger Strike

March 10, 2017 8:16 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

A Palestinian detainee suspended his hunger strike on Friday, upon reaching a deal with Israeli Prison Services, said Chairman of the Detainees’ Affairs Commission Issa Qaraqe. Mohammad al-Qeeq has suspended his 33-day hunger strike upon reaching a deal with Israeli Prison Services to be released on April 14. Al-Qeeq, a […]

08 Mar

Hunger Striking Detained, Journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq, Moved To Hospital

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Wednesday, that the detained journalist, Mohammad al-Qeeq, who entered his second month of hunger strike, protesting his continued illegal detention by Israel, was moved to a hospital after a serious deterioration in his health condition. The Committee stated that al-Qeeq lost more than twelve […]

Journalist wounded in Kafr Qaddoum (image by ISM)
04 Mar

Israeli Troops Assault Journalists at Protest in Kafr Qaddoum, Shooting One in the Head

In the village of Kafr Qaddoum, near Qalqilia in the northern part of the West Bank on Friday, Israeli forces assaulted a non-violent demonstration against the Wall and settlements with both so-called ‘non-lethal weapons’ and live ammunition, shooting one journalist in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet. The reporter, […]

04 Mar

Kafr Qaddoum: Israeli Forces Shoot Palestinian Journalist

03/03/17 |  Popular Resistance Committee of Kafr Qaddoum |  Occupied Palestine Today, at the weekly Friday protest in Kafr Qaddoum, a large number of Israeli Forces raided the village and fired large amounts of live ammunition, rubber coated steel bullets, stun grenades and teargas at Palestinian protesters. One journalist, from Palestine […]

27 Feb

Ongoing Violations against Palestinian Journalists Condemned by Forum

The Palestinian Journalists’ Forum has condemned the escalation of Israeli crimes and violations against Palestinian journalists and media foundations, contrary to the most basic international and legal norms and conventions that guarantee the freedom of press.   In a statement issued on Sunday, the Forum stressed, according to Al Ray, […]

16 Jan

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Journalist Who Held Extended Hunger Strike

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, Palestinian journalist, Mohammad al-Qeeq, 34, who was released on April 19 2014, after holding a 94-day hunger strike, and detained the family members of slain Palestinians, identified as Mohannad al-Halabi, Thaer Abu Ghazala, Hussein Abu Ghosh, after participating in a peaceful procession in Bethlehem, […]

26 Dec

(VIDEO) Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy: The ‘Real Landlords’ of Israel Are the Settlers

Gideon Levy discusses how the government’s preoccupation with a small Israeli colony, in the occupied West Bank, reflects the political power of settlers in Israel. SHIR HEVER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Shir Hever, from Germany. A small Israeli colony in the occupied West Bank has been on […]

19 Dec

GMO Declares Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian Journalist

Head of the Palestinian government media office in Gaza, Salama Ma’rouf, has announced a day of solidarity with Palestinian journalists, coinciding on December 31st, and to include various activities in support. Ma’rouf said, during a press conference on Sunday, that the activities would continue for ten days, with cooperation from several […]

02 Dec

48 Violations against Palestinian Journalists in Novemember

Israeli forces committed more than 48 violations against Palestinian journalists during the month of November, the Government Media Office (GMO) in Gaza reported, Thursday. The GMO published a monthly report in which it documented the violations committed by Israeli forces against the journalists. The report, according to Al Ray Palestinian […]

09 Nov

PPS: “Army Kidnaps 22 Palestinians, Including A Journalist, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, Wednesday, twenty-two Palestinians, including a journalist, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, ten of them in Hebron. The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the West Bank, said the soldiers stormed and […]

09 Nov

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Nine Palestinians, Including A Journalist, In Hebron

November 9, 2016 10:32 AM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight and at dawn Wednesday, several areas in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, searched many homes, and kidnapped nine Palestinians, including a photojournalist, in addition to confiscating the contents of a print shop. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said […]

03 Nov

PPS: “Army Kidnaps 24 Palestinians, Including Eight Family Members And A Journalist, In Jerusalem”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped overnight and at dawn Thursday, 24 Palestinians, including a journalist and eight family members, and a journalist, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers searched and ransacked many homes in the Ramallah […]

02 Nov

MADA Demands Formation of “International Moot Court” to Sue Journalists’ Killers

Photo: A member of Israel’s Border Police assaults journalists and medics assembled on October 30th, near Al Bireh. (Credits: Fadi Arouri) On the international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists, and In light of the continued and increased violations against journalists across the world, the Palestinian Center for Development […]

20 Oct

MADA Report: Social Media a “New Venue to Censor and Prosecute Journalists”

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has released a special report regarding the prosecution of Palestinian journalists, in relation to what they post on social media sites. The report, entitled “Social Media 
 A New Venue to Censor and Prosecute Journalists” — which, according to the PNN, […]

16 Oct

Israeli Court Releases Eman Abu Sbeih, Prevents Her From Talking To The Journalists, Using Social Media

October 16, 2016 12:22 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report, West Bank 0

An Israeli judge of the Jerusalem District Court has ordered the release Eman Abu Sbeih, the daughter of Misbah Abu Sbeih, who was killed by the army on October 9, 2016, and imposed  a 2500 Shekels fine, in addition to ordering her away from social media, refrain from talking to journalists, and forced her out […]

26 Sep

489 Violations against Palestinian Journalists by Israel

On an international day of solidarity with Palestinian Journalists, Israeli forces detained 79 journalists and shot 130 others, the Commission of Supporting Palestinian Journalists reported. The commission reported, according to Al Ray, that Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists and cameramen have raised dramatically since the beginning of Al-Aqsa Habba – uprising. Last […]

03 Sep

Journalist Injured, Dozens Of Protesters Suffer Effects of Teargas Inhalation In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the use of excessive force against the nonviolent protesters in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, shooting a journalist with a gas bomb in his head, and causing dozens of residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Morad Eshteiwy, […]

02 Sep

51 Israeli Violations against Journalists in August

Israeli occupation forces reportedly committed 51 violations against Palestinian journalists during August of 2016 , the government media office stated. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, a report published by the office revealed that Israeli forces detained eight journalists, holding four in custody, and served a summons notice to one journalist. […]

01 Sep

PPS: “25 Journalists Are Imprisoned By Israel, Seven Of Them Without Charges Or Trial”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israel is holding captive 25 Palestinian journalists, including seven who are imprisoned under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial. The PPS said the Israeli Authorities are holding seven journalists under Administrative Detention, without charges or trial, except for the alleged […]

20 Aug

Army Closes File Of Wounded Journalist, Claims Inability To Identify The Soldier

Palestinian Journalist of the Al-Mayadeen News Agency said that the Israeli army investigators closed her case against a soldier who shot her with a concussion grenade in the face, allegedly after being unable “to positively identify him.” The incident took place on October 4th 2015, in the el-‘Eesawiyya town, in […]

30 Jul

Several Palestinians, Journalists And Peace Activists Injured In Kufur Qaddoum

Several Palestinians, including journalists, and international activists, have been injured Friday after Israeli soldiers assaulted the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Morad Eshteiwy, the coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers invaded the village soon after the […]

22 Jul

Soldiers Kidnap Five Palestinians, Including A Journalist And An Elderly Man

July 22, 2016 9:34 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, Friday, five Palestinians, including a journalist and an elderly man, different parts of occupied Jerusalem. The soldiers invaded the Sa’diyya neighborhood, in the Old City, and kidnaped a young man and an elderly man, before taking them to an interrogation center in the city. The soldiers also […]

19 Jul

Palestinian Journalist Sentenced to 6 Months Imprisonment for ‘Incitement’

An Israeli court, on Monday, reportedly sentenced a young Palestinian journalist to six months in prison over charges of “incitement,” according to Ma’an. The family of Samah Dweik, a 25-year-old journalist working for Shabakat al-Quds (The Jerusalem Network), said that she was detained in April, in her occupied East Jerusalem […]

09 Jul

Army Injures A Solidarity Activist, Detains 2 Photojournalists And One Medic, In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalandia, shot and injured an international solidarity activist, while many protesters suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation. The soldiers also detained two photojournalists and a […]

03 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Ten Palestinians, Including A Journalist, In Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and at dawn Sunday, at least ten Palestinians, during massive invasions and searches of homes; nine of the kidnapped are from the Old City, and one from Silwan town. The Israeli Radio said quoted army sources claiming that nine of the kidnapped are suspected of […]

02 Jul

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Journalists Near Bethlehem

Two Palestinian journalists have been injured, Friday, after Israeli soldiers assaulted them with their rifles and batons near the an-No’man and al-Khass villages, east of Bethlehem, while reporting on military assaults targeting Palestinians trying to enter Jerusalem for Friday prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported […]

05 Jun

Palestinian journalist and human rights defender’s interrogation extended once more by Israeli court

By Samidoun- The detention and interrogation of Palestinian journalist and human rights defender Hasan Safadi, Arabic media coordinator for Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, was renewed on Friday, 3 June. Safadi, 24, has been under interrogation for more than a month, since his arrest by Israeli occupation forces on […]

20 May

PJS: “Israel Is Holding Captive 20 Palestinian Journalists”

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) has reported that the Israeli occupation is holding captive twenty Palestinians journalists, including its General Secretariat, Omar Nazzal. While congratulating journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, and his family, after winning his freedom following an extended hunger strike that lasted for 94 days, the PJS said that Israel […]

20 May

Journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq Released

The Israeli authorities released, on Thursday, Palestinian journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, who went on hunger strike for 94 days, protesting his arbitrary, illegal, Administrative Detention without charges. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that al-Qeeq, 34, from Doura city, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, was released […]

17 Apr

43 Journalists Kidnapped by Israel since October 2015

The Committee to Support Palestinian Journalists said, on Saturday, that Israel had detained 43 journalists in the occupied Palestinian territory since October 2015, including two foreign reporters.The New York-based committee said in a report that during detention and imprisonment, journalists have reported torture, medical negligence, and unreasonable and illegal rulings […]

19 Mar

Palestinian Journalists Bear a Heavy Burden

Palestinian journalists must navigate both the Israeli government’s and Palestinian authorities’ attempts to criminalize their profession. Deception remains one of Israel’s primary weapons in influencing local and international public opinion. Claiming “Palestinian incitement,” this week Israeli security authorities shut down the television station Palestine Today in the West Bank town […]

11 Mar

Palestinian Journalists Syndicate Denounces Israel’s Closure Of ‘Palestine Today’ TV

March 11, 2016 1:22 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate denounced, Friday, the Israeli invasion into Palestine Today Satellite TV Agency, in the occupied West Bank, the military orders shutting it down, and the abduction of three journalists.The Syndicate slammed invasion into the new agency the abduction of Farouq ‘Oleyyat, the head of Palestine TV, from […]

11 Mar

Army Shuts Down ‘Palestine Today TV’ In Ramallah, Kidnaps Three Journalists

March 11, 2016 11:38 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the main headquarters of Palestine Today TV, in the al-Biereh city, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh District in the occupied West Bank, and shut it down. The army also kidnapped its director, a cameraman and a Technician. Palestine Today said in […]

07 Mar

2016: 23 Journalists Assaulted by Israeli Army

Since the beginning of January 2016, a total of 23 Palestinian journalists on duty were targeted by Israeli armed forces and police, with 12 of the attacks occurring during the month of February alone.WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency prepared a monthly report in which violations against journalists were documented, […]

18 Feb

Al-Qeeq: Israeli Court Rejects Transfer, Journalist Continues Hunger Strike

February 18, 2016 8:59 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Three Palestinian Arabic dailies have highlighted the Israeli Supreme Court’s rejection to transfer hunger-striking journalist detainee Mohammad al-Qeeq to a Ramallah hospital.The dailies reported, according to WAFA, that the court rejected al-Qeeq’s demand to be transferred to a Palestinian hospital in Ramallah. Al-Hayat al-Jadida added, in this regard, that, as […]

16 Feb

Hunger Striking Journalist Screams to Hear Son’s Voice (VIDEO)

February 16, 2016 8:26 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The health of Palestinian prisoner Mohammad al-Qeeq has deteriorated further, one of his lawyers said Monday, as the imprisoned journalist entered his 83rd day on hunger strike.Hanan al-Khatib, a lawyer with the Palestinian Authority Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs, said in a statement, according to Ma’an, that al-Qeeq was suffering sharp […]

03 Feb

GMO Report: 51 Israeli Violations against Palestinian Journalists in January

February 3, 2016 4:23 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Government Media Office in Gaza has documented 51 Israeli violations committed against Palestinian journalists, during the month of January, 2016.In its monthly report on Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists, the GMO explained, according to Al Ray, that the Israeli occupation has committed 338 violations since the beginning of the […]

31 Jan

Al-Qeeq: Hunger Striking Journalist Writes Testament

January 31, 2016 2:10 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

By day 66 of Muhammad Al-Qeeq’s hunger strike, the Palestinian journalist wrote his testament, hoping that he could see his wife and children before dying.Al-Qeeq, who has been on hunger strike, now, for 66 days, in protest of administrative detention, wrote his testament as seen in the photo above. His […]

26 Jan

Hunger Striking Journalist Muhammad Al-Qeeq Nearing Death

January 26, 2016 4:00 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Head of the detainees and ex-detainees committee, Ashraf Abu Sneineh, on Monday morning, said that the health of journalist prisoner, Muhammad al-Qeeq is deteriorating on a fast pace, confirming the need for immediate action.Abu Sneineh said that al-Qeeq, two months into his open-ended hunger strike, has now lost conscious and […]

25 Jan

Gaza Journalists Demonstrate in Support of Al-Qeeq

Dozens of Palestinian journalists demonstrated on Sunday morning, in front of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights office in Gaza City, in solidarity with hunger striking journalist Muhammad al-Qeeq.The demonstration, organized by Gaza’s union of journalists, was held in hopes to urge the international community to put pressure on […]

14 Jan

PCHR Condemns Application Of Force-feeding Against Detainee, Journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq

January 14, 2016 4:54 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In an unprecedented step on Tuesday, 12 January 2016, Israeli forces applied the force-feeding law against the administrative detainee, journalist Mohammed al-Qeeq, who has been on a hunger strike for about 50 days. Al-Qeeq was handcuffed and then forcibly administrated intravenous fluids.The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is gravely […]

13 Jan

4 Palestinians, Including a Journalist, Kidnapped from West Bank

January 13, 2016 2:46 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Prisoners, West Bank 0

Israeli forces, early Tuesday, abducted four young men, including a journalist, from Nablus and Jenin, in the north of the occupied West Bank.Local sources reported that an Israeli special force took, late at night, Tamer Al-Bastami from Nablus, while he was on Rojjeeb Street, and seized his car. Several Israeli […]

12 Jan

Israel Force-Fed Hunger Striking Detainee, Journalist Mohammad Al-Qeeq

January 12, 2016 6:27 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Head of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee Issa Qaraqe’ said that the Israeli Authorities have force-fed hunger striking detainee, journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, via intravenous infusion.Qaraqe stated al-Qeeq is the first detainee to be force-fed since the Israeli government passed the force-feeding law in July of 2015, in an attempt […]

12 Jan

Hunger Striking Journalist Muhammad Al-Qeeq Enters Coma

January 12, 2016 12:44 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian journalist Muhammad Al-Qeeq has fallen into a coma, after entering his 48th day of hunger strike, family sources revealed.According to the Palestinian News Center (PIC), Al-Qeeq’s wife said that her husband had entered a very critical stage of his hunger strike that was started on Nov. 24, 2015. […]

02 Jan

Hunger-striking Journalist Transferred from Prison to Hospital

January 2, 2016 1:24 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Israeli Prison Service (IPS) has transferred jailed Palestinian journalist, Muhammad Al-Qeeq, to the hospital, after his health severely deteriorated. He has been staging a hunger strike for over 30 days.The wife of Al-Qeeq said that IPS moved her husband from Al-Ramleh clinic to Al-Afoola hospital, after the deterioration of his […]

28 Dec

PFLP condemns Palestinian Authorities Crackdown on Protesters and Journalists

December 28, 2015 1:48 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) strongly condemned the Palestinian Authorities crackdown against protesters and journalists in the Palestinian interim capital Ramallah. On Friday December 25 security forces of the Al-Fatah dominated Palestinian Authority violently attacked protesters and journalists who participated in a protest march in Ramallah. […]

09 Dec

49 Violations against Journalists in November

December 9, 2015 9:38 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Palestinian media sources documented 49 violations committed by Israeli occupation forces, against journalists in the Palestinian territories, during this past November.The army continues its violations against the journalists’ crews with both live fire and rubber-coated metal bullets, tear gas and stun grenades, physical assaults and detentions. All these followed methods […]

18 Nov

Soldiers Kidnap 10 Children, 2 Journalists And A Young Man, In Jerusalem

November 18, 2015 3:17 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers, and undercover units, have kidnapped on Tuesday ten Palestinian children, between the ages of 9 and 13, in addition to two journalists and a young man, in occupied East Jerusalem.The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), in occupied Jerusalem, has reported that the soldiers kidnapped the following […]

09 Nov

Nablus: Settlers Stone Palestinian Cars, Attempt to Ram Journalists

November 9, 2015 12:12 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

Israeli settlers, on Sunday, attacked Palestinian vehicles passing along Nablus-Qalqilia road with stones, whereas an Israeli settler attempted to run over a group of journalists at Za’tara checkpoint, south of Nablus, according to local sources.Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in northern West Bank, said a group of settlers gathered […]

03 Nov

GMO: 89 Israeli Violations against Journalists

November 3, 2015 4:25 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian ministry of Information-Government Media Office (GMO) released, on Monday, a report documenting Israeli violations committed against Palestinian journalists andtaking place in the last month (since the beginning of ‘Jerusalem Intifada’, from 1st, Oct. to 31, Oct, 2015).According to Al Ray, the report cited 89 violations against Palestinian journalists […]

30 Oct

Haredi Journalist: ‘Stop murdering us.’

October 30, 2015 11:28 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, Jerusalem, News Report 0

A Haredi Jewish journalist has been slammed by pro-Israel critics after he objected to demands for Jewish access to Al-Aqsa Mosque.An opinion piece posted in Haredi newspaper, Mishpacha, on Thursday, by deputy editor Aryeh Ehrlich, began in Arabic: “We, the Haredi public, have no interest in going up to the […]

20 Oct

Media Office: 62 Violations Against Palestinian Journalists

October 20, 2015 10:38 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The Government Media Office (Ministry of Information) documented 62 Israeli violations against the Palestinian journalists during the recent uprising, which has occurred since the beginning of October.The office explained, in a press statement, that Israeli forces have suppressed Palestinian journalists with live, rubber and metal bullets, stun grenades and tear […]

26 Sep

Three Injured By Army Fire Near Bethlehem, Soldiers Attack Journalists In Nablus

September 26, 2015 1:42 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, West Bank 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Friday evening, that three Palestinians were injured by live Israeli army fire in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, while many residents suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation. The army also attacked, and wounded, two journalists near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.Head […]

14 Sep

Eleven Injured Sunday; Journalists Syndicate Denounces Israeli Targeting Of Reporters

September 14, 2015 11:39 AM IMEMC Agencies Holy sites, Jerusalem, News Report 0

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate issued a statement strongly denouncing the serious Israeli escalation against the worshipers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, Sunday, leading to dozens of injuries, including eleven journalists, deliberately targeted by the soldiers.The Syndicate said the army, and police, deliberately assaulted the journalists, […]

10 Sep

Journalist Receives New Administrative Detention Order, Continues His Hunger Strike

September 10, 2015 5:31 PM IMEMC News News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The Israeli Prison Authority renewed, Thursday, the Administrative Detention order against a hunger striking Palestinian detainee, for three additional months, without charges or trial.The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said detainee Nidal Abu Aker, 46, who is also a journalist and an anchor at the al-Wehda Radio Station, is determined to […]

03 Sep

Six Palestinian Journalists Kidnapped in August

September 3, 2015 8:00 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Union of Palestinian Radio and Television documented about 20 Israeli violations regarding the rights of Palestinian journalists and media staff working in Palestine this August.The Union stated, in the monthly report issued on Thursday, that Israeli forces detained six Palestinian journalists and two photojournalists, including Hazem Obaid, who works […]

06 Jul

Journalists Targeted with Teargas by Israeli Soldiers

Israeli soldiers last Thursday targeted journalists working for Jordan’s Ro’ya TV with teargas while they were covering a peaceful Palestinian demonstration near Jaba, a village north of Jerusalem.According to WAFA correspondence, the demonstration was held to mark the first anniversary of the death of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian […]

02 Jul

Journalists and Activists Attacked during Ramallah Protest

A number of journalists and foreigner activists were wounded by Israeli forces during a protest which closed the entrance of Adam illegal settlement, near Ramallah, Thursday. The protest was meant to commemorate the first annual anniversary of 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir (16) who was kidnapped and burnt alive by settlers […]

20 May

Media and Popular Struggle Groups Launch Activities with European Journalists in Bethlehem

Media and popular struggle conference activities were launched in Bethlehem on Tuesday, in cooperation with a number of European journalists and popular struggle coordination committees, and will last for a week from now. A number of international human rights organizations are participating in the event, including Italian, French and Spanish […]

02 May

One Journalist Kidnapped In April, Six Injured

May 2, 2015 10:13 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Radio and Television Union has reported that Israel soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian journalist, shot and injured six others, in April. In a report on Israeli violations against the media in Palestine in April, the Union said that Israel’s violations against the journalists, and media outlets, aim at silencing […]

02 May

Soldiers Attack Procession Marking World Press Freedom Day, Injure Two Journalists

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate has reported Saturday, that Israeli soldiers used excessive force against journalists marking World Press Freedom Day in Bethlehem, injuring the Syndicate’s head, and a member of its general assembly.The journalists were marching ahead of the World Press Freedom day, celebrated every year on May 3, demanding […]

24 Mar

Palestinian Journalist Receives A 4-Month Administrative Detention Order

March 24, 2015 12:03 PM Saed Bannoura Hebron, News Report, Prisoners 0

The ‘Ofer Israeli military court issued, Monday, an arbitrary Administrative Detention order against a Palestinian journalist, ordering him imprisoned for four months, without charges or trial.The Ahrar Center for Detainees’ Studies and Human Rights, said ‘Ala at-Teety, the correspondent of the al-Aqsa TV in The southern West Bank city of […]

04 Mar

Soldiers Prevent Journalists From Entering Ibrahimi Mosque In Hebron

March 4, 2015 7:48 AM Saed Bannoura Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers prevented, Tuesday, a group of 60 journalists, members of the Central Bureau of Journalists, and other media organizations, from entering the Ibrahimi Mosque, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.The soldiers told the journalists that they needed to remove all of their Palestinian kufiyas (traditional patterned Palestinian […]

23 Feb

Senior Israeli Journalist: Gaza Will Blow Up in Israel’s Face

Senior Israeli defense correspondent Alon Ben-David, Monday, warned of the consequences of keeping a firm grip on Gaza, noting that it will blow up in Israel’s face not Egypt’s. Meanwhile, Ismail Haniyeh, of the Hamas party, stated Sunday that Palestinian resistance will remain directed towards the Israeli occupation, and will […]

19 Feb

Journalist Syndicate Condemns Israeli Detention of Palestinian Reporter

February 19, 2015 3:59 AM IMEMC Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PJS), on Wednesday, slammed Israel’s arrest of Ala’a al-Titi. Meanwhile, Facebook has removed the page of a Hamas-affiliated news agency.A protest in solidarity with al-Titi was held in front of Ofer prison, in Israel, according to WAFA correspondence. Secretary General of PJS, Abdul Nasser al-Najjar, condemned […]