Press group: 10 journalists wounded during Friday’s protests in Gaza

Attacks on journo's

The Journalist Support Committee said that 10 Palestinian journalists was injured by live ammunition and gas canisters fired at them directly by Israeli soldiers as they were covering Friday’s protests in different Gaza border areas.

In a press release, the committee said that six journalists, working for different news agencies, suffered live bullet injuries on Friday, including Yasser Murtaja who was shot with an explosive bullet in his abdomen and died later on Saturday.

It also noted that dozens of other journalists suffered from their exposure to tear gas fumes after soldiers targeted their crews before they were provided with on-site medical assistance by Palestinian paramedics.

The committee appealed to the International Federation of Journalists to form an urgent commission of inquiry to probe Israel’s recent assaults on journalists in Gaza.

(Source / 07.04.2018)

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