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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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

14 Feb

Federation of Arab Journalists Backs Pursuit of Israel in the ICC

The Federation of Arab Journalists has adopted the decision of filing suit, in the International Criminal Court, against Israel and its crimes committed against Palestinian journalists.The federation called, previously, to file a suit against Israeli war crimes at the ICC, at a session held in Tangier over a two day […]

15 Jan

MADA To Release Documentary on Israeli Violations Against Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) recently held a meeting with journalists, to announce its release of a special report and documentary film dealing with the violations against journalists and media outlets during the Israeli attack on Gaza of 2014.The Palestinian News Network reports that MADA’s general […]

09 Nov

PLO Recommends Journalists Use the Term ‘Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound’ Instead of ‘Temple Mount’

November 9, 2014 8:05 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Liberation Organization has called on international media to desist from using the term ‘Temple Mount’, saying its use doesn’t ‘adhere to international law’.According to PNN correspondence, ‘Temple Mount’ is the term commonly used in English to describe what, in Arabic, is known as ‘Haram al-Sharif’ (the Noble Sanctuary) […]

16 Oct

MADA: Over 80% of Palestinian Journalists Self-Censor

October 16, 2014 9:19 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Palestine 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a report, on Thursday, estimating that over 80 percent of Palestinian journalists were engaged in self-censorship.The group released a report of its findings following two studies, along with a meeting on self-censorship and its impact on freedom of expression and […]

02 Oct

Media Youth Assembly: 9 Violations Against Palestinian Journalists in September

October 2, 2014 12:59 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Media Youth Assembly documented, in their monthly report, nine Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the report was prepared by the Field Monitoring Unit of the center, and said that the most remarked of […]

25 Sep

Gaza: Palestinian Journalists Mark International Day of Solidarity

September 25, 2014 10:20 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Non-violent action 0

Scores of Palestinian journalists staged a stand-in on Thursday morning, in Gaza, to mark an International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian journalists.According to Al Ray, the event was organized by the Palestinian Ministry of Information, and took place outside of the United Nation’s office in Gaza. Dozens of Palestinian journalists […]

26 Aug

17 Journalists Killed in Gaza Since Beginning of Israeli Aggression

Palestinian journalist Abdullah Fadel Moratja was killed, Monday evening, by Israeli shelling on citizens’ houses in the area of al-Shejaia, east of Gaza City. The Ministry of Information now states that the death toll of journalists has risen to 17, since the beginning of the most recent Israeli military offensive […]

09 Aug

Foreign Journalists Refuse to Meet Netanyahu’s Expectations

Foreign correspondents covering Gaza have rejected Israeli PM Netanyahu’s allegations regarding their reports, which have been described as ‘unbalanced’ and ‘biased’ towards Palestinians due to pressure exerted by Hamas.Netanyahu held a meeting with journalists, Thursday evening, claiming that ‘when they (foreign correspondents) leave Gaza, they will not be subject to […]

01 Aug

9 Palestinian Journalists Killed Since July 7

Muhammad Daher, a Palestinian journalist for al-Resalah newspaper, was recently injured when Israeli forces shelled his home in Shuja’eyya, to the east of Gaza City. He succumbed to his wounds on Thursday. According to Ma’an News Agency, Daher is the ninth Palestinian journalist to be killed by Israeli fire since […]

30 Jul

Mohammad Omer: Foreign Journalists Leaving Gaza

As the situation in Gaza worsens, foreign journalists are leaving the Strip by the busload, while bombs on Tuesday have targeted several media agencies and journalists’ homes.Mohammad Omer, the award-winning journalist from Rafah, reported that on Tuesday, following the single-worst night of Israeli bombardment, he saw a bus full of […]

23 Jul

Palestinian Journalist Union Condemns Israel’s Targeting of Journalists in Gaza

Following the killing of several journalists, airstrikes on media headquarters and targeting of Al Jazeera offices, the Palestinian Journalist Union issued a statement condemning what they say is the deliberate targeting of journalists by Israeli forces.The statement comes in the midst of ongoing Israeli bombing of Gazan civilians and infrastructure. […]

23 Mar

Israeli Troops Use Journalists as ‘Human Shield’ During Invasion of Aida Camp

March 23, 2014 11:02 PM Saed Bannoura Bethlehem, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A Palestinian journalist has reported that he and two of his colleagues were used by the Israeli military as ‘human shields’ during an Israeli military invasion of the Aida refugee camp, near Bethlehem.The term ‘human shield’ is used to refer to instances where armies or armed forces attempt to protect […]

28 Jan

Two Journalists Detained, A Third Attacked

Israeli forces detained on Monday, January 27, 2014 European Press Agency photographer Abed El-Hafiz Al-Hashlamoon and WAFA Agency photographer Ahmed Mizher, during their coverage of the clashes which erupted between Palestinian citizens and occupation forces in Khilat Alnahl area near the city of Bethlehem, The Palestinian Center for Development and […]

31 Aug

Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters, Journalists, In Bil’in

[Friday August 30, 2013] Israeli Soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and settlements, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, leading to dozens of injuries. Soldiers attacked reporters and detained an international journalist.Dozens of residents, local political leaders, Israeli and international peace […]

15 Aug

MADA Demands Release Of All Detained Journalists

August 15, 2013 3:01 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) demanded Israel to stop all of its violations against Palestinians journalists, and to release all detained reporters in compliance with International Law.MADA said that, on August 7, Israeli soldiers kidnapped Mohammad Mona, a reporter working for the Al-Quds Press Media Agency, […]

18 Jul

Army Attacks Journalists Near Jerusalem

July 18, 2013 10:22 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that five journalists have been injured on Wednesday [July 14 2013] after being violently attacked by Israeli soldiers at the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem.The journalists were holding a protest at the terminal demanding to be allowed into Jerusalem, as part of their […]

27 Mar

Journalists detained in Hebron, two civilians abducted by Israeli troops

March 27, 2013 3:54 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

On the afternoon of the 24th March, two Palestinian Al Jazeera journalists arrived into Hebron to interview a Palestinian family living near the illegal Israeli settlement in the area of Tel Rumeida. When they arrived, settlers called the Israeli military and police, who arrived and confiscated the journalists’ ID cards, […]

19 Nov

Gaza journalists defiant after Israeli attack on media center

“The rocket hit me directly after it made a hole into the roof,” said Khader al-Zahhar, 20, from his hospital bed in Gaza City’s al-Shifa hospital on Sunday. Al-Zahhar, a cameraman for al-Quds TV, spoke to The Electronic Intifada and other reporters after his right leg was amputated following an […]

19 Nov

Attack on journalists marks new stage of Israeli assault on Gaza

November 19, 2012 1:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The attacks late Saturday night and Sunday morning on the Ash-Shawwa Al-Husari and ash-Shuruq buildings in Gaza City mark a new type of escalation in the Israeli assault on Gaza, with direct attacks on the media. The buildings house a number of satellite TV news stations and radio stations, which […]

18 Nov

Israeli Bombardment Intensify; 48 Killed, 451 Injured, Missiles Target Journalists, 6 Injured

November 18, 2012 6:53 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources announced on Sunday at dawn that the continued Israeli bombardment against Gaza have left 48 killed, including 11 children, while 451 others were injured since Wednesday.Two children were killed when an air raid targeted their home in northern Gaza, while 13 others were injured. Several air strikes […]

02 Jul

P.A. Security Forces Assault & Detain Protestors, Journalists

For consecutive days protests by Palestinians in Ramallah have been broken up with violence by Palestinian Authority security forces.On Saturday, Palestinians from various parts of the West Bank came together in Ramallah to protest the scheduled meeting of P.A. president, Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli cabinet member without portfolio and Vice […]

05 Mar

WAFA: Israeli Forces Commit 25 Violations Against Journalists in February

The Palestinian News and Information Agency, WAFA, issued a report on Monday documenting the violations committed by Israeli forces against Palestinian journalists during February 2012. The report stated 11 journalists were injured during the 25 violations. The majority of injuries were a direct result of the military firing tear gas […]

21 Feb

Journalists light 66 candles in solidarity with the imprisoned Khader Adnan

February 21, 2012 4:34 PM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

On Monday evening, in the field of Martyr Yasser Arafat in Ramallah, a number of Palestinian journalists lit 66 candles to represent the number of days spent by the prisoner Khader Adnan on hunger strike. This protest was organized by a group of Palestinian journalists, to show their support for […]

24 Sep

Protesters and Journalists Injured at Qalandia

September 24, 2011 8:23 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

Palestinians protested, on Friday, at the Qalandia checkpoint that separates Ramallah from East Jerusalem resulting in injuries to both protestors and two journalists.Reports vary as to the number of protestors at the checkpoint, ranging from 20 to 50, who threw stones at the Israeli military resulting in the protestors coming […]

04 Sep

Gaza journalists rally for release of Al Jazeera reporter

September 4, 2011 7:05 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Dozens of Palestinian journalists held a non-violent protest Saturday in Gaza City outside the offices of the United Nations. They called on UN officials to pressure Israel to release their colleague, reporter Samer Allawi, who has been held in Israeli detention since August 10.Allawi was abducted by Israeli forces at […]

28 Jun

Netanyahu reverses announcement to bar Journalists on Freedom Flotilla 2

June 28, 2011 9:29 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Israel, News Report 0

Monday June 27, Benjamin Netanyahu reversed the announcement made by the GPO that would have barred foreign journalists on board the Freedom Flotilla 2 entry into Israel for up to ten years.According to Haaretz, Netanyahu’s bureau issued a press statement “that the regular policy against infiltrators and those who enter […]

27 Jun

Israel: “Journalists Onboard Freedom Flotilla Will Not Be Allowed Into Israel”

In another escalation against the Freedom Flotilla, heading to deliver humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip, the Israeli government stated Sunday that journalists, who are onboard the Freedom Flotilla 2 will be denied entry into Israel up to ten years.Israeli paper, Maariv, reported Sunday that the Israeli Government Press Office […]

29 May

Gaza Journalism Forum Slams Israeli Police For Attacking Journalists in Jerusalem

The Palestinian Journalists Forum in Gaza issued a statement denouncing the Israeli police for attacking Palestinian journalists reporting on clashes that took place in Ras Al Amoud neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem.The residents, accompanied by Israeli and international supporters, were protesting the planned construction of another Jewish-only settlement in the […]

07 Apr

HRW Report Details PA & Hamas Attacks on Journalists

Human Rights Watch has released a report, on Wednesday, claiming that both the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza carry out repeated attacks on the freedom of journalists.The report, entitled “No News Is Good News”, details abuses against Palestinian journalist in both areas of the Occupied […]

25 Mar

IFJ Accuses Hamas Of Cracking Down On Journalists In Gaza

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) issued a press release accusing the Hamas-led government and Hamas’ security forces of cracking down on dozens of journalists in the Gaza Strip, adding that Hamas security forces in Gaza assaulted media offices over the weekend, including an office for Reuters and others.The IFJ […]

12 Jan

New Report Reveals 19 Violations Committed Against Journalists in December

January 12, 2011 12:34 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

Today, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) issued its monthly report documenting violations against journalists in the Palestinian territories. According to the report there were 17 violations against journalists and two against their property. The offenses were committed by both the Israeli army and the Palestinian security […]

30 Dec

Two Journalists Attacked by Settlers South of Hebron

December 30, 2010 9:01 PM IMEMC News Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

On Wednesday evening, Israeli settlers attacked a car transporting two journalists working for Reuters and Ball Media. The journalists were taking pictures near Yatta village, south of HebronYusry Al-Jamal, the Reuters’ cameraman, told the Palestine News Network, PNN, that some settlers from Masa Ya’eir illegal settlement, which is built in […]

23 Nov

Reporters Without Borders Calls for Press Freedom for Palestinian Journalists

November 23, 2010 10:37 PM IMEMC News Human rights, International, News Report 0

On Monday, the international press freedom organization, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), denounced that, in the enmity between Hamas and Fatah, Palestinian journalists are victims of ‘collateral damage in the years-long conflict ‘, AFP reported. RSF released a statement detailing that in both the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and in the West […]

15 Oct

Israeli Army Detains Journalists Helping with Harvest

October 15, 2010 1:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Qalqilia 0

Israeli army detained, on Thursday afternoon, a number of journalists who participated as volunteers in harvesting olives. Their work was organized by the Palestine Mininstry of Information in Kafir Kadom, near Qalqilia.The Ministry of Information issued a press release stating that a large number of Israeli soldiers attacked the volunteers, […]

14 Oct

Israel Detains Two Journalists, A Solidarity Activist near Hebron

October 14, 2010 12:37 AM IMEMC Agencies Hebron, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli army detained, on Wednesday afternoon, two journalists and the media spokesman for the Palestinian Solidarity Project (PSP) in Beit Ummar village near Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank.The media spokesman for the PSP told the Palestine News Agency ‘WAFA’ that Israeli soldiers, positioned in the vicinity […]

09 Oct

Two Journalists Wounded In The Weekly Non-violent Protest In Bil’in

October 9, 2010 12:57 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Ramallah, The Wall 0

Two journalists were wounded and dozens suffered effects of tear gas inhalation during the weekly non-violent demonstration in the village of Bil’in on Friday.This week’s action was dedicated to the olive harvest season, and the residents of Bil’in were joined by international and Israeli supporters. Protestors waved Palestinian flags and […]

16 Sep

PCHR Statement On Gaza Government Prevention Of Journalists Meeting

September 16, 2010 7:39 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

PCHR Condemns Intervention of Gaza Government to Prevent of a Meeting Between Journalists from Gaza and International Federation of Journalists’ Delegation in RamallahThe Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the intervention of the government in Gaza to prevent a video conference meeting between journalists from Gaza and a delegation […]

05 Jun

While Israeli Navy Surrounds Flotilla Ship, Right-wing Israelis Harass Arab Journalists In Isdud

Around 35 miles off the coast of Gaza, at least three Israeli naval ships have blocked the passage of the MV Rachel Corrie, a humanitarian aid ship trying to deliver aid, to the Gaza Strip. The Navy says they will force the ship and its passengers to re-route to the […]

01 May

Four Injured, Two Journalists Detained, At The Bil’in Anti Wall Protest

On Friday Palestinians, Israeli, and International activists marched to the wall built on the central west Bank village of Bil’in lands. As is the case every Friday, villagers along with their supporters gathered at the local mosque. After the midday prayers people marched towards the wall built on villagers’ lands. […]

03 Apr

Reporters Without Borders:“Palestinian Journalists Repeatedly Targeted By Israel”

April 3, 2010 9:07 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

Reporters Without Borders reported that the Israeli army is violating the freedom of press in the occupied territories and repeatedly opened fire at them. At least eight Palestinian reporters were wounded by Israeli army fire in March, in the West Bank and in Jerusalem.It stated that these incidents “continue without […]

03 Apr

One Detained, Journalists Injured, Cars Damaged As Troops Attack Anti Wall Protest Near Bethlehem

One international supporter detained by Israeli troops, three journalists were injured and cars damaged by military fire at the weekly anti wall protest at Al Ma’ssara village near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem. About 200 villagers along with Israeli and international supporters marched from Al Ma’ssra village on […]

28 Mar

Israeli Troops Attack Palm Sunday Protest In Bethlehem, Detain 15 Including Two Journalists

Fifteen people, including two journalists, were detained by Israeli troops and police officers when the police attacked a Palm Sunday protest near Bethlehem. Palestinians, along with international and Israeli supporters, gathered at the Church on Nativity in Bethlehem city, southern West Bank, and caried Palm leaves and flags, and headed […]

18 Mar

Israeli Troops Injure Two Journalists During Clashes With Local Youth

Two journalists were wounded on Wednesday during clashes between Israeli troops and local youth in different parts of the southern West Bank. In Hebron, clashes erupted when troops attacked school children protesting Israeli policies and the recent escalation in east Jerusalem. Two journalists, Nasser Al Shoukhi, and Najih Al Hashlamoun, […]

16 Jan

Israeli Military Barricades Nili’n – Journalists Denied Access

January 16, 2010 4:04 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Non-violent action, Ramallah 0

Today in the village of Nili’n, central West Bank, the Israeli military closed all entrances and exits, and didn’t allow any journalists in the village.The demonstration started after midday prayers, with Palestinians marching alongside their anti-Zionist Israeli and international supporters. The group marched to the gate of the wall, deemed […]

29 Jul

International Federation of Journalists slams Hamas for arresting Palestinian reporters

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) called on Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip to release all reporters who were arrested by security forces loyal to the movement, and demanded Hamas to issue an official apology to all media outlets and affected reporters. Last week a group of Hamas masked […]