JSC: 47 Israeli Violations Against Journalists Last Month

Gaza, 29 Shawwal 1437/3 August 2016 (MINA) – The Journalist Support Committee (JSC) said that Israel’s military and security forces committed 47 violations against journalists and media workers during July 2016.

In a recent report, the JSC said that the Israeli army and police arrested eight Palestinian journalists from Jerusalem, Qalqilya and Ramallah, and released most of them later during the month, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA), Wednesday (3/8).

The Israeli authorities also extended the detention of journalist Adib Al-Attrash and postponed the trial of another one called Samah Duweik.

According to the report, an administratively detained journalist named Malik Al-Qadi was reportedly exposed to torture and maltreatment in an Israeli jail, which prompted him to go on hunger strike.

Other violations against journalists during the reporting month included raids on homes, confiscation of cars and cameras, assaults, harassment, banishment orders and removal of Facebook pages.

The report also highlighted several violations committed by the Palestinian Authority security apparatuses, including the arrest of journalists Mohamed Abu Juhaisha and Mohamed Khabisa, raids on homes, and banning journalists from holding a news conference.(T/P008/R04)


Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)