Ramallah (UNA-OIC) – The Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA) said in a report today it has documented 17 violations committed by the Israeli occupation forces against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories during last October.
WAFA said in its report on Israeli violations against journalists that these violations included the use of live fire, rubber-coated bullets and teargas canisters against journalists, in addition to physical beating and arrest.
It added that six journalists were either injured by live fire or rubber-coated rounds, suffocated by teargas, or beaten by Israeli forces during the month, while nine journalists were either arrested or targeted by Israeli gunfire but were not injured. Other journalists, meanwhile, had their press cards revoked by Israeli soldiers.
To be noted, attacks by Israeli occupation forces and settler gangs on journalists working across the occupied Palestinian territories are commonplace and are rarely prosecuted.