GMO: 105 Israeli occupation violations against Palestinian journalists in February

Gaza (The Inside Palestine) – The Palestinian Government Media Office (GMO) has recorded 105 violations committed by the Israeli occupation against Palestinian media workers over the past month.

In its monthly report on Wednesday, the office’s Documentation Unit reported six cases of Palestinian journalists being detained, jailed, or issued prison sentences by the Israeli occupation authorities.

According to the report, Israeli occupation forces and settlers attacked dozens of Palestinian media personnel with rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas.

The report also documented cases of Israeli occupation soldiers beating up, pushing, dragging, and verbally abusing Palestinian journalists.

It also recorded six cases when Israeli occupation forces used Palestinian journalists as human shields while violently suppressing popular protests that erupted in occupied Jerusalem.

The Israeli occupation army, alongside Israeli settlers, blocked more than 39 journalists from covering Israeli violations against the Palestinians, attacking them with skunk water.

The Unit reported two cases of Israeli occupation forces the houses of two journalists before detaining them, six cases of threatening media workers, and one case of destroying a camera.

Palestinian writer Basem Khandaqji, who was given three life sentences, was subjected to torture, assaulted in his cell, and had his books and personal belongings confiscated.

The Israeli occupation authorities, meanwhile, ordered two Palestinian journalists to pay a fine after issuing them jail sentences.

As for combatting Palestinian content online, the Unit documented more than 12 violations after social media giants, including Facebook and Instagram, closed down, restricted, and blocked the accounts and pages of Palestinian media workers under the pretext of “violating their community guidelines.”

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle fired three Palestinian journalists over anti-Semitic allegations, in cahoots with the Israeli occupation.

Source: Alray

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