Palestinian journalists help their injure
colleague get to safety after being attacked by Israeli soldiers near
the Erez Crossing on Oct 13. (Via MEMO)
The Syndicate of Palestinian journalists said on Sunday that Israeli
occupation forces intentionally target Palestinian journalists reporting
on current clashes, Arab48.com reported. During a protest held in Ramallah the head of the Syndicate,
Abdul-Nasser Al-Najjar, said that 60 Palestinian journalists had been
wounded during the ongoing fighting, including five who were seriously
Al-Najjar also said that working circumstances of Palestinian
journalists continue to be “very dangerous” under the Israeli
Israeli occupation forces are likely targeting Palestinian
journalists in an attempt to prevent them from covering Israeli
violations against Palestinian people.
On Sunday overnight, a group of around 200 Israeli settlers broken
into the houses of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron
while IDF forces prevented journalists from getting close to the
targeted area, Safa news agency reported.
During last year’s Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, Israel killed 17 Palestinian journalists, the Syndicate said.