Two Palestinian journalists have been injured, Friday, after Israeli soldiers assaulted them with their rifles and batons near the an-No’man and al-Khass villages, east of Bethlehem, while reporting on military assaults targeting Palestinians trying to enter Jerusalem for Friday prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers assaulted Raed Sharif and one of his colleagues; the two journalists work for Al-Ghad Al-Arabi satellite channel, and suffered various cuts and bruises before Palestinian medics moved them to a local hospital.

The journalists were covering a news story about Palestinians trying to cross a military roadblock on their way to Jerusalem, to conduct prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the last Friday of the Holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

The soldiers attacked the Palestinians and fired several gas bombs and concussion grenades on them, an issue that led to fires in some Palestinian hothouses, while many persons suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.