The Palestinian Journalists Forum in Gaza issued a statement denouncing the Israeli police for attacking Palestinian journalists reporting on clashes that took place in Ras Al Amoud neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem.The residents, accompanied by Israeli and international supporters, were protesting the planned construction of another Jewish-only settlement in the neighborhood.

In its statement, the Forum said that the police used excessive force against the nonviolent protestors and the journalists, and used foul language while trying to force the reporters out the area to prevent them from performing their duty.

The forum called on the international community, human rights groups, and media institutions to practice pressure on Israel to stop its ongoing violations and assaults against the journalists.