GMO: 125 Violations against Palestinian Journalists in May

04 Jun
9:10 PM

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 note to the large variety of injuries as a result of the use of explosive weapons by Israeli occupation forces. These weapons caused long-term disabilities for some journalists, while preventing them from carrying out their duties.

According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the report recorded 55 injuries in the Gaza Strip and 10 in other occupied Palestinian lands, by Israeli forces, during May.

Nine Palestinian journalists were shot with explosive bullets; they are identified as Yasser Qadih, with a bullet in the abdomen, Mutassem Dallul, with two bullets in the abdomen and back, Sami Mutran, with a live bullet in his arm, Amran Hamdan, with a bullet in the leg, Farhan Abu Hadayed, with a bullet in the leg, and Yahya Tamraz, with a bullet in the thigh.

Eight other journalists sustained injuries by shrapnel from explosive bullets.

17 Palestinian journalists sustained burns, wounds and fractures from poison gas bombs that made direct contact with their bodies, while more than 22 journalists suffocated from exposure to the gas. Additionally, occupation soldiers attacked more than four broadcast cars with poison gas, directly causing damages.

The report also recorded 10 injuries among Palestinian journalists in the occupied West Bank, two of them shot with rubber bullets. Adding to this, a number of journalists were beaten by Israeli forces while covering peaceful  marches in the occupied West Bank.

The report also recorded the detention of seven journalists, two of whom are administratively detained without charge or trial, one under home arrest, while the detention of two journalists was extended.

Israeli forces also stormed the houses of three journalists, and barred 11 journalists from media coverage.

The report also documented one case of threats and incitement against the poet Darin Tator.  Facebook administration, apparently incited by the Israeli occupation, closed the pages and accounts of more than  27  journalists and a media site that included the page of Palestinian Rai News, Palestine Today and Arresalah.

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