Gaza post – The Palestinian news and information agency WAFA said on Thursday that the Israeli occupation forces continue to target and pursue journalists in a targeted policy; to impose media isolation on daily crimes against unarmed Palestinian citizens in the Palestinian territory.
In its monthly report, Wafa reported 13 Israeli violations of journalists during the past March.
Over the past month, 5 journalists had been injured by rubber bullets, tear gas canisters, heavy beatings and other attacks, the number of arrests, detentions, card withdrawals and shootings that did not result in injuries amounted to 7 and one case of attacks on press equipment was recorded.
WAFA stated that on 3.3.2021, a group of Israeli extremists attacked and insulted the Turkish Anatolian Agency task force, which included correspondent Faiz Abu Rumila and photographer Mustafa Kharof, while in the “Maiat Sha’arim” neighbourhood of Jerusalem, the Agency’s car was broken up to prepare press reports.
On 7.3.2021, the Israeli occupation renewed the administrative detention for the second time of the media and activist, Boshra Jamal Al-Tawil (28 years), for 4 months on the eve of the celebration of International Women’s Day, on 19 November 2020, the occupation authorities issued a decision on the administrative detention of journalist and prisoner activist Boshra Jamal Al-Tawil for four months.
On 12-3-2021, the Israeli occupation forces detained the photographer Mutasim al-Hayt for three hours while passing a military barrier at the junction of the villages of Beit Djinn and Beit Furik, east of Nablus.
On 16.3.2021, the “Israeli” occupation court sentenced the journalist Tamer Barghouti from Cooper village in Ramallah is in actual prison for 10 months, plus a fine of 2,000 shekels.
The Barghouti journalist was arrested on 10 December 2020, during an active cover – up in front of the Awfar prison gate, and his trial was postponed six times, until he was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months of actual imprisonment.
On 22-3-2021, Israeli occupation forces detained a group of journalists from the Al-Ayn Al-bida area in Yatta, south of Hebron, the journalists are Jihad al-Qawsmi, Arin Al Omla and Iyad Al-Hashlamon, while Israeli occupation intelligence has summoned Jerusalemite photographer Mohammad Qarut Adakik to investigate.
On 26-3-2021, the journalist “Rajaa Jabir” was hit by rubber bullets fired at her by Israeli occupation soldiers while covering the weekly anti-settlement march in Beit Djinn, east of Nablus.
As a number of journalists were also asphyxiated by soldiers firing tear gas bombs at them, including journalist Bakr Abdul Haq.
(Source / 04.04.2021)