489 Violations against Palestinian Journalists by Israel

26 Sep
11:53 PM

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 October saw the highest number of Israeli violations against Palestinian media staff in the occupied West Bank, Gaza and occupied Jerusalem.

The commission said, in a statement published on Monday, that it recorded more than 489 violations committed by Israeli forces against Palestinian media staff between October of 2015 and August of 2016.

174 of the violations committed in the last three months of 2015, while 315 violations were committed at the beginning of 2016.

The 26th of September is now commemorated as the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists.

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