Israeli occupation forces reportedly committed 51 violations against Palestinian journalists during August of 2016 , the government media officeÂ stated.
According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, a report published by the office revealed that Israeli forcesÂ detained eight journalists, holding four in custody, and served a summons notice to one journalist.
Israeli authorities recentlyÂ 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, involvingÂ gas grenades and fire.
Israeli forcesÂ 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.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.