“Israel” arrests Palestinian journalist, injures another covering protests
“Israel” has a long history of targeting journalists, killing 46 since 2000, according to local sources.
Palestinian journalist Mohsen Shalaldeh was shot on Tuesday by Israeli occupation forces with rubber-coated bullets, while documenting the human rights violations committed by the Israeli occupation in Al-Khalil.
#Palestinian journalist Mohsen Shalaldeh was shot by Israeli occupation forces with rubber-coated bullets while documenting the human rights violations committed by the occupation in #AlKhalil.#Palestine pic.twitter.com/LwMDAto2ya— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) March 1, 2022
On Monday, the Israeli occupation forces arrested Palestinian journalist Mohammad Malhem while he was covering protests in the southern occupied West Bank city of Al-Khalil, according to news reports and a statement by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate.
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This is not the first blatant and violent attack on the press and journalists and it’s not going to be the last.
Journalists in Palestine face stringent restrictions, most notably Palestinian journalists who are barred from traveling or moving even for the sake of their work.
“Israel” imposed restrictions and repressive measures on Palestinian journalists in conjunction with their publication of reports, photos, or videos – via traditional or social media – documenting Israeli daily violations and war crimes.
Journalists have been killed, arrested, and persecuted by Israeli occupation forces on daily basis.
In the same context, two Palestinian youths were martyred and another wounded during a pre-dawn Israeli raid on Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.