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WAFA documents 19 Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists in November

WAFA documents 19 Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists in November
Attacks against Palestinian journalists in the occupied territories.

RAMALLAH, Saturday, December 3, 2022 (WAFA) – The Palestinian News and Information Agency WAFA documented 19 Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists in the month of November.

It said in its monthly report on Israeli violations against journalists that five journalists were injured from rubber-coated metal bullets fired by Israeli soldiers, inhaling tear gas or severe beating while covering events in the West Bank.

It said 10 journalists were either detained, had their press documents seized, or opened fire at without being injured.

At the same time, four incidents targeting media outlets or equipment used by journalists were also recorded in November, according to WAFA’s Information Department.

According to the report, on November 7 the Israeli military court in Salem, near Jenin, extended the administrative detention of the journalist Mohammad Asida from the town of Tal, southwest of Nablus, for the fifth consecutive time, annulling a previous decision not to extend it.

On November 8, an Israeli soldier demanded a sum of money from Quds News Network photographer Abdullah Bahash, in return for allowing him to go through the gate of Azzun town, east of Qalqilya, and when the photographer refused, the soldier tried to arrest him.

On November 17, settlers from Yitzhar attacked the vehicle of WAFA’s editor-in-chief, Kholoud Assaf, near the town of Hawwara, south of Nablus, which resulted in bruises to her son, and smashed the windows of the vehicle.

On the same date, the occupation forces arrested journalist Saif Qawasmi after assaulting him and confiscated his vehicle keys at Qalandia checkpoint, north of occupied Jerusalem.

On November 18, the occupation forces arrested the photojournalist, Abdul Mohsen Shalaldeh, while he was covering the events of the settler attacks in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood in the center of Hebron.

In addition, on November 21, the occupation forces targeted journalists with gas bombs and live bullets while they were covering an army assault on the city of Jenin.

On November 22, an Israeli court in the occupied city of Jerusalem postponed the trial of the Jerusalemite journalist, Lama Ghosheh, to the 20th of December, provided that the same conditions of house arrest and the prevention of contact and communication remain in force.

On November 23, the occupation forces stormed the home of Palestine TV correspondent Ahmad Hababa, in the village of Beit Iksa, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, searched it, and assaulted him and his family.

On November 24, settlers attacked with stones the vehicle of journalist Mohammad Turkman, near Nablus.

On November 25, the occupation forces also prevented Sabri Jibril, a reporter with J-Media agency, from covering a raid on the village of Harmala, east of Bethlehem, and confiscated his phone and press card.

On November 26, settlers, under the protection of the occupation police, assaulted the France 24 TV crew during its coverage of the events in Jerusalem, where the channel’s correspondent, Laila Odeh, was verbally assaulted, and her cameraman, Nader Baybars, was physically assaulted, and photography equipment was destroyed and the live broadcast was disrupted by shouting racist phrases.

On November 28, the occupation forces arrested the journalist, Sabri Musa Jibril, 35, after raiding and searching his house in the town of Tuquo, southeast of Bethlehem.


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