Israeli soldiers resorted, Tuesday, to the excessive use of force against Palestinian journalists, holding a nonviolent protest near Ofer military base and prison, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, demanding the release of their colleague Ali Dar Ali.

The soldiers fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Palestinian journalists, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to assaulting several reporters.

The nonviolent procession was organized by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate and the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation, and was attended by dozens of journalists, in addition to officials from the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee.

It is worth mentioning that Ali Dar Ali was abducted by the army on August 15th, after the soldiers stormed and ransacked his home in Burham village, northwest of Ramallah.

His abduction was part of repeated Israeli violations against the media and journalists in occupied Palestine, especially since the soldiers carried out 31 violations in July alone.


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