The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate issued a statement on Thursday slamming the attack which targeted Palestine Newspaper when gunmen opened fire at the papers building and wounded its editor-in-chief, Mustafa Al Sarraf.

The Syndicate demanded protection to all reporters and their facilities regardless of their political affiliations and added that this attack was aimed at inflaming tension among the Palestinians.

Also, the Syndicate accused collaborators with the Israeli army of carrying the attack.

The Syndicate expressed solidarity with Al Sarraf and demanded all factions to act in order to expose the assailants.

“We cannot be intimidated, and we will perform our duties”, the Syndicate said in its statement, “We as journalists and media agencies should not be dragged into any internal disputes”.