51 Israeli Violations against Journalists in August

02 Sep
10:53 PM

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.

Israeli authorities recently renewed the administrative detention of four journalists and the actual prison sentence of two journalists. It also documented five cases of abuses committed against detained journalists.

Additionally, it documented seven cases of injury, regarding four female journalists, involving gas grenades and fire.

Israeli forces also banned five journalists from covering events and travelling, one of them from Gaza.

The report also documented the closing of one local radio in the occupied West Bank, the raiding of two media institutions and the storming of nine houses where Palestinian journalists resided. It also reportedly seized media staff equipment.

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

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