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20 Oct

PCHR: For the 30th Friday of Return and Breaking Siege March, Israeli Forces Wound 275 Civilians, including 49 Children, 3 Women, 3 Journalists, 4 Paramedics and 10 Sustaining Serious Wounds

On Friday, 19 October 2018, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 30th Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 275 Palestinian civilians, including 49 children, 3 women, 3 journalists and 4 paramedics, with live bullets and directly hit teargas canisters in […]

13 Oct

PCHR: In Serious Escalation of Using Excessive Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protestors in Eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill 7 Civilians, Including Child, and Wound 224 Others, Including 42 Children, 3 Women, 3 Journalists and Paramedic”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: On Friday afternoon, 12 October 2018, using excessive force against the peaceful protesters in the eastern Gaza Strip for the 29th Friday in a row, Israeli forces Killed 7 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and and wounded 224 others, including 42 children, 3 women, […]

27 Sep

Israeli Army Injures Ten Palestinians, Including Two Journalists, In Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the eastern area of Nablus city, in northern West Bank, and injured ten Palestinians, including two journalists, during protests that followed the invasion. The army also abducted two Palestinians near Nablus, two siblings north of Jerusalem, and a young man in Qalqilia. Medical […]

27 Sep

Updated: Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians, Shoot Two Journalists

September 27, 2018 5:09 AM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians from Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied East Jerusalem, in addition to Qalqilia and Nablus, in northern West Bank, shot two journalists, and injured one Palestinian after ramming him with their jeep. Media sources said dozens of soldiers invaded Qalandia refugee […]

26 Sep

Media Office Holds Press Conference on International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists

September 26, 2018 9:23 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Human rights, News Report, West Bank 0

The Government Media Office (GMO) held a press conference on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists, which coincides the 26, September, each year, demanding to practically show support for Palestinian journalists.   The head of the GMO, Salma Ma’rouf, praised efforts of the Palestinian journalists who […]

04 Sep

Army Injures Several Journalists Near Ramallah

September 4, 2018 12:25 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah, West Bank 0

Israeli soldiers resorted, Tuesday, to the excessive use of force against Palestinian journalists, holding a nonviolent protest near Ofer military base and prison, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, demanding the release of their colleague Ali Dar Ali. The soldiers fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at […]

30 Jul

Information Ministry Calls In International Community To Stop Israeli Violations Against Journalists, Media Outlets

After Monday’s Israeli army’s abduction of four Palestinians journalists in Ramallah, in central West Bank, the Palestinian Information Ministry issued a statement denouncing the dangerously escalating Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists and media outlets, calling on the International Community to intervene in ending these attacks, and ensuring Israel’s compliance with […]

30 Jul

Including Four Journalists, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including four journalists, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes and buildings, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded […]

14 Jul

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Wound 95 Others, including 17 Children, 3 Women, 2 Paramedics, and 2 Journalists”

In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force against Peaceful Demonstrators in Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Wound 95 Others, including 17 Children, 3 Women, 2 Paramedics, and 2 Journalists The Palestinian Centre For Haman Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 13 July 2018, using excessive lethal force against […]

05 Jul

Journalists Syndicate Denounces Israeli Army’s Attacks On Journalists In Al-Khan Al-Ahmar

The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate issued a statement, Thursday, strongly denouncing the Israeli army’s assault of journalists while documenting the army‘s invasion into al-Khan Ahmar Bedouin community, east of Jerusalem, in preparation for demolishing it. The Syndicate said the soldiers attacked many journalists, imposed fines and issued traffic tickets targeting dozens […]

29 Jun

Journalists’ Syndicate Condemns Barring of Qena from Coverage of Royal Visit

The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS), on Thursday, condemned the Israeli barring of the Associated Press journalist, Nebi Qena, from covering the visit by Britain’s Prince William to the Israeli prime minister’s official residence, on Tuesday. Nebi Qena, the AP’s chief television producer for Israel and the Palestinian territories, was held […]

23 Jun

Including Two Journalists, Army Abducts Ten Palestinians

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday afternoon, ten Palestinians, including two journalists, during an activity in support of residents who received illegal annexation orders of their lands, in the al-Hamra area near Bani Neim town, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The activity was organized by the Popular […]

04 Jun

GMO: 125 Violations against Palestinian Journalists in May

Israeli occupation forces committed 125 violations against Palestinian journalists during the past month of May, a Palestinian government office said, in its monthly report. The report revealed the  number and the conditions of wounded Palestinian journalists who sustained injuries while covering the Great March of Return, in eastern Gaza, with […]

26 May

Journalists Condemn Bill Criminalizing Photography of Soldiers

The Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PCJ) released a statement on Saturday condemning the proposal of a new bill in the Israeli Knesset that would criminalize the photographing or recording of Israeli soldiers while on duty. The bill was proposed on Thursday, with the support of right-wing Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, […]

14 May

Ten Palestinian Journalists Attacked by Israeli Forces

About ten Palestinian journalists were injured by Israeli fire on Monday, while covering the Israeli aggression against Palestinian protesters along Gaza border, the government media office reported, according to Al Ray. The office condemned, in a statement, deliberate Israeli attacks on Palestinian journalist crews while covering the Great March of […]

13 May

World Press Freedom Day 2018: Journalists Demand British Media Institutions to Break The Silence and Stand with Palestinian Journalists under Occupation (VIDEO)

Photo: Lara Khalidi On World Press Freedom Day 2018, the Journalist Support Committee held a conference in London on the “Challenges of Palestinian Journalists” living and working under occupation. Prominent journalists, media analysts and activists demanded British media institutions and agencies to break the silence and stand in solidarity with […]

27 Apr

MADA Calls for Independent Investigation into Killing of Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called for the formation of an independent commission of inquiry, into the killing of Palestinian journalists Ahmed Abu Hussein and Yasser Murtaja, during field coverage of the Return Marches along the borders of Gaza Strip. Journalist Ahmad Abu Hussein, 25 […]

18 Apr

Palestinian Students, Journalists Attacked by Israeli Soldiers and Settlers

Israeli forces, Wednesday, physically assaulted three Palestinian journalists during clashes that broke out in al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, said security sources. Sources told WAFA Israeli soldiers physically assaulted three journalists while they were covering confronatations that erupted near the Palestine technical college, […]

18 Apr

Israeli Soldiers Attack Nonviolent Protesters, Journalists, Near Ramallah

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, dozens of nonviolent protesters and journalists, during a protest held by families of political prisoners near the northern entrance of al-Biereh city, in central West Bank, wounding many of them. The soldiers deliberately attacked journalists documenting the nonviolent procession and fired many gas bombs and concussion […]

08 Apr

Not Only Against Demonstrators but also Journalists: Israeli forces Practice Murder in Cold Blood

On Saturday, 07 April 2018, Israeli forces killed photojournalist Yasser Murtaja. Murtaja succumbed to wounds he sustained after being hit with a live bullet that was shot by an Israeli sniper to the abdomen. Since the beginning of the incidents, 9 journalists sustained live bullets wounds. The Palestinian Center for […]

27 Mar

Journalists Denounce Detention of Colleague, Demand End to Violations

Dozens of journalists, Tuesday, called for the immediate release of Baker Abdul Haq, a journalist working for the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), and demanded an end to violations committed against Palestinian journalists by the Israeli state. Ahmad Assaf, General Supervisor of the official media, said the detention of Abdul Haq […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]