Middle East

148 Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists in May: NGO

An Arab NGO has documented 148 Israeli rights violations against Palestinian journalists in the occupied Palestinian territories last month, Anadolu News Agency reports. In a statement on Wednesday, the Journalists Support Committee said the month of May witnessed a surge in attacks on Palestinian journalists by Israeli forces and settlers. It termed the attacks as "an attempt to prevent Palestinian journalists from covering Israeli assaults against Palestinians and their holy sites." According to the NGO, the Israeli violations varied from arrests, intimidation, shooting, verbal and physical assaults to car-ramming incidents. It said 11 journalists were detained by Israeli forces in the West Bank during May, while the custody of five others was extended without trial. READ: Shireen Abu Akleh's family […]

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