17 'violations' against Palestinian journalists in July (Photo: Memo)
17 ‘violations’ against Palestinian journalists in July (Photo: Memo)

Al-Quds, 21 Shawwal 1436/6 August 2013 (MINA)  – Israel’s occupation forces and the Palestinian Authority (PA) security services committed 17 “violations” against Palestinian journalists in July, Quds Press reported on Tuesday.

According to the Palestinian Media Forum, the Israelis committed most of the violations against journalists in the occupied Palestinian territories, ranging from physical assault and arrests to banning the media professionals from covering certain incidents and events.

The forum’s report said that journalist Mohamed Ateeq from Jenin was arrested; cameraman Shadi Jarrar was wounded in Nablus, as was cameraman Mohamed Jaradat in Hebron.

A number of journalists were also attacked in the village of Jaba’, north of Jerusalem.In addition, an Israeli court adjourned the trial of journalist Ahmed Al-Bitawi, the editor ofQuds Press, until further notice. Al-Bitawi was moved to Ofer Prison near Ramallah. Middle East Monitor (Memo) reported as quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).

He was arrested early last month when Israeli troops stormed into his family home in Nablus. He joins another 15 Palestinian journalists being held by the Israelis.

PA security services violations against Palestinian journalists in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip included detention and unwarranted investigations. (T/P002/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)



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