The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, in a report, today, said that so far this year, Israeli occupation forces have committed 600 violations against journalists and the media in general.
The PJS Freedoms Committee said that the gravest of these violations was the use of live ammunition against journalists, with 60 cases of live fire injuries among journalists, by Israeli forces, documented.
The report also noted that, in 170 cases, Israeli soldiers beat or detained journalists, or banned them from covering events. Currently, added the report, there are 18 journalists incarcerated in Israeli jails.
WAFA further reports that, with regard to the ongoing anti-Palestinian campaign by Facebook, the Syndicate said it has monitored 180 cases of violation against the Palestinian content on the platform, including the removal of Palestinian accounts or posts.
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Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (firstname.lastname@example.org)