More than 100 Violations against Journalists in Palestine

2018-01-02 02:45

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The Journalist Support Committee Documented more than 100 Injured Journalists

The Journalist Support Committee renewed its warning of the significant increase in violations against Palestinian journalists by the Israeli occupation forces with the dubious silence of international and human rights organization to cease and condemn the crimes of the occupation that violates all international laws and conventions.

The Journalist Support Committee said in a press release, Tuesday 26 December 2018, that the Israeli occupation forces continue to commit many serious violations by targeting dozens of journalists who are doing their job of covering events in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The Committee noted that violations against journalists have increased in an unprecedented manner ranging from arrests and detention, the extension of detention and deportation, the prevention of coverage, incursions, attacks and deliberate targeting.

The Journalist Support Committee has documented the number of casualties which exceeded 100, distributed as follows: More than 56 journalists were injured by stun grenades and battery, One journalist was wounded with live ammunition and 12 journalists were wounded by rubber-coated metal bullets.

While 28 others were injured by poisonous gas bombs, which were directly shot by the occupation towards the journalists causing injuries with burns and wounds, while others were severely suffocated from inhaling the poisonous gas, in addition to injured 3 journalists sprayed intentionally with pepper gas.

The Committee classified the casualties by the cities that witnessed the popular uprise against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the occupied Jerusalem as the capital of the occupying entity, which were mostly in Occupied Jerusalem, where the number of injured journalists who have carried out their duties in covering the clashes that broke out in Jerusalem amounted 53 cases, While in the city of Hebron the number of injuries reached 6 cases, in Bethlehem 3 cases, Jericho 3 cases, and one case at a minimum distributed in each of Nablus, Tubas, Tulkarm, and Qalqilya .

The Committee noted that there were journalists who were injured more than once during coverage of the confrontations taking place in the Palestinian territories, pointing out that among the injured were 20 female journalists who were subjected to beatings, kicking, and direct targeting by stun grenades, gas bombs, and rubber bullets.

The Committee called on journalists to take all necessary precautions to ensure their safety against the Occupation while covering the events, and to overcome fear or reluctance preventing them from performing their noble profession.

It also renewed its call on international organizations concerned with freedom of opinion and expression, the International Federation of Journalists, the Federation of Arab Journalists, Reporters Without Borders and UNESCO to act to ensure the safety of Palestinian journalists who are constantly subjected to serious violations by the occupying forces.

The Committee also called for exerting pressure on the occupation to cease its breaching of international covenants, especially the Third Geneva Convention and Article 79 of Additional Protocol I, which states that journalists enjoy all the rights and protections granted to civilians in international and non-armed armed conflicts. (1. Journalists engaged in dangerous professional missions in areas of armed conflict shall be considered as civilians within the meaning of Article 50, paragraph)

The organizations also called upon the state to define and activate the mechanisms for the implementation of resolution 222 on the protection of journalists, and called on the UN to monitor the Israeli occupation that violates these resolutions and to appoint a representative of the UN Secretary-General on the protection of journalists and the monitoring of crimes against them.

No. Date Name Job Description Type of Injury Events Place
1 7/12/2017 Amro Abu Awad Cameraman and Director of Palestine TV Rubber bullet Injured in his left leg while covering the confrontations  Jericho
2 8/12/2017 Mahmoud Fawzi Cameraman, "Ramset" Rubber bullet Injured in the head by the occupation forces during his coverage in Kafr Kaddoum Qalqilya
3 8/12/2017 Mustafa Hassouneh Cameraman, Anatolia News Agency Gas Bomb Injured in his shoulder during his coverage of the confrontations in east Jabalia  Gaza 
4 8/12/2017 Dalia Al-Numari Reporter, Russia Today Stun Grenade Injured with shrapnel in her hand. Jerusalem
5 8/12/2017 Adel Abu-Nehme Reporter, Reuters Gas Bomb Deliberately shot by the occupation towards the reporter. Jericho
6 8/12/2017 Firas Taninah Reporter, Maan News Agency Gas Bomb Severe suffocation due to excessive gas bombs shot by the occupation to disperse the journalists Al-Bireh 
7 8/12/2017 Khaled Fakih Reporter, Al Manar TV Gas Bomb Severe suffocation due to excessive gas bombs shot by the occupation to disperse the journalists Al-Bireh
8 8/12/2017 Nisreen Salmi Reporter, Al Mayadeen TV Gas Bomb Severe suffocation due to excessive gas bombs shot by the occupation to disperse the journalists Al-Bireh
9 8/12/2017 Ahmad Hassaballah Mansour - Gas Bomb Severe suffocation due to excessive gas bombs shot by the occupation to disperse the journalists Gaza
10 8/12/2017 Hussein Aslah AlQuds TV Gas Bomb Severe suffocation due to excessive gas bombs shot by the occupation to disperse the journalists Gaza
11 8/12/2017 Yehya Hassouneh Cameraman, AFP Gas Bomb Severe suffocation due to excessive gas bombs shot by the occupation to disperse the journalists Gaza
12 8/12/2017 Ali Dar Ali Reporter, Palestine TV Rubber Bullet Injured by 2 rubber-coated metal bullets, the first bullet shot and injured his head while the second injured his right elbow during his coverage of the confrontation that took place in Al-Bireh. Al-Bireh
13 8/12/2017 Rajaei Khatib Cameraman, RTL Battery Was subjected to battery and sabotage of his equipment which led to the breakage of his camera. Jerusalem
14 9/12/2017 Maamoun Wazwaz Cameraman, Reuters Gas Bomb Severe suffocation due to excessive gas bombs shot by the occupation to disperse the journalists Bethelem
15 9/12/2017 Diala Joaihan Freelance Journalist Battery and assault (Twice) Bruised all over her body due to assault and was ran over by the occupation forces' horses which injured her fingers and broke her cell phone. Jerusalem
16 9/12/2017 Christine Rinawi Reporter, Palestine TV Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
17 9/12/2017 Ali Yassine Cameraman, Palestine TV Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
18 9/12/2017 Firas Hindawi Palestine TV Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
19 9/12/2017 Rinad Al-Sharabati Palestine TV Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
20 9/12/2017 Abed Al-Karim Darwish Cameraman, Palestine TV Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
21 9/12/2017 Lana Kamleh TRT Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
22 9/12/2017 Hamze Naaji TRT Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
23 9/12/2017 Hanaa Mahamid Reporter, Al Mayadeen TV Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
24 9/12/2017 Ashraf Shawbaki Cameraman, Al Mayadeen TV Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
25 9/12/2017 Dalia Al-Numari Reporter, Russia Today Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
26 9/12/2017 Mohammad Asho Cameraman, Russia Today Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
27 9/12/2017 Nidal Kanaaneh Sky News Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
28 9/12/2017 Jamil Al-Kadamani Cameraman, Sky News Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
29 9/12/2017 Mahmoud Alyan Cameraman, Sky News Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
30 9/12/2017 Mohammad Sayad Maan News Agency Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
31 9/12/2017 Mo'men Shabaneh Cameraman, Maan News Agency Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
32 9/12/2017 Maysa' Abu Ghazaleh Maan News Agency Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
33 9/12/2017 Liwa' Abu Ramilah Reporter, Palestine Today Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
34 9/12/2017 Yasmin Asaad Al-Ghad TV Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
35 9/12/2017 Ammar Awad Reuters Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
36 9/12/2017 Ahmad Gharableh Cameraman Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
37 9/12/2017 Rajaei Al-Khatib Cameraman Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
38 9/12/2017 Rami Al-Khatib Cameraman Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
39 9/12/2017 Fayez Aby Ramilah Cameraman, Anatolia News Agency Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
40 9/12/2017 Mustafa Kharouf Cameraman Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
41 9/12/2017 Ali Al-Diwani Cameraman Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
42 9/12/2017 Mahfoud Abu Terek Cameraman Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
43 9/12/2017 Amir Abed Raboh Cameraman Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
44 9/12/2017 Ahmad Al-Badiri Journalist  Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
45 9/12/2017 Wehbe Makiyeh Cameraman Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
46 9/12/2017 Mona Al-Qawasimeh Journalist Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
47 9/12/2017 Nawal Hijazi Journalist Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
48 9/12/2017 Ghassan Eid Cameraman Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
49 9/12/2017 Hiba Aslan journalist Battery and Stun Grenades While covering the protests in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
50 9/12/2017 Ahmad Jalajel Journalist Battery and Stun Grenades Injured while covering the protest in Salah Al-Dine street Jerusalem
51 9/12/2017 Layali Eid Reporter, Al-Quds TV Battery and Stun Grenades Foot injury after being run over by a cavalry cop during her coverage of the protest in Salah Al-Dine street. Jerusalem
52 9/12/2017 Jalal Hamid Maan News Agency Battery and Stun Grenades Injured by a direct stun grenade shot to his foot, in addition to beating him  Hebron
53 9/12/2017 Hamza Al-Hattab Cameraman, Wafa News Agency Battery  Assaulted while covering the events in Altoufah Valley in the City of Hebron Hebron
54 9/12/2017 Mashhour Al-Wahwah Cameraman, Wafa News Agency Stun grenade Injured while covering the confrontations in the city of Hebron which led to burns to his feet and bruises. Hebron
55 9/12/2017 Adel Abu Nehme Cameraman, Reuters Gas Bomb Severe suffocation from a direct target with gas bombs to his chest. Jericho
56 9/12/2017 Alaa Badarneh Cameraman, EPA Gas Bomb Burned his neck by a gas bomb shot by the Israeli Occupation.  Al-Bireh
57 9/12/2017 Ali Obeidat Camerman, Emirates News Agency Gas Bomb Burned his hand and his protective shield from a gas bomb shot by the Israeli Occupation in addition to breaking his personal camera. Al-Bireh
58 10/12/2017 Mathna Al-Najjar

Reporter, Local Radio Al-Quds

Gas Bomb Injured while reporting the confrontations in Khan Yunis, south Gaza. Gaza
59 11/12/2017 Moussa Jamil Al-Qadmani Jerusalem Media Center Live Ammunition Was shot by a live ammunition in his thigh while reporting the confrontations east Jerusalem. Jerusalem
60 11/12/2017 Nasser Al-Shouyukhi Cameraman, Associated Press. Rubber Bullet  Injured by a rubber-coated metal bullet on his shoulder while covering the event at the north entrance of the city of Al-Bireh. Al-Bireh
61 13/12/2017 Hafez Abu Sabra Reporter, Roya TV Gas Bomb Severe suffocation from gas bombs. Al-Bireh
62 13/12/2017 Issam Rimawi Cameraman, Al-Hayat Al-Jadidah Newspaper Battery Bruises in his chest and face after being assaulted by the Israeli Forces. Al-Bireh
63 14/12/2017 Mahmoud Fawzi Cameraman, Transmedia Rubber Bullet Injured on his back while covering the clashes in Tulkarem. Tulkarem
64 14/12/2017 Dana Abu Shamsiyeh Reporter, Palestine TV Battery Bruises on his hand and chest from being kicked and assaulted by the Israeli Occupation Forces. Jerusalem
65 14/12/2017 Ali Jadallah Cameraman, Anatolia News Agency Gas Bomb Injured in the hand by a gas bomb canister shot by the Israeli Forces. Gaza
66 15/12/2017 Ayad Al-Hashlamoun Cameraman, Palestine TV Battery Assaulted by the occupation. Hebron
67 15/12/2017 Mohamad Shousheh Cameraman, Roya TV Gas Bomb Severe suffocation from gas bombs. Al-Bireh
68 15/12/2017 Issam Rimawi Cameraman, Al-Hayat Al-Jadidah Newspaper Gas Bomb Severe suffocation from gas bombs. Al-Bireh
69 15/12/2017 Samer Al-Zaanin Freelance Journalist Gas Bomb Severe suffocation from gas bombs. Gaza
70 15/12/2017 Sakhar Zawatiyeh Cameraman, Palestine TV Gas Bomb Severe suffocation from gas bombs. Gaza
71 15/12/2017 Ahmad Talaat Hassan Freelance Cameraman Battery Direct assault and breaking of his camera by the Israeli Forces. Al-Bireh
72 15/12/2017 Nael Buwital China Xinhua News Rubber Bullet Injured in the leg by a rubber-coated metal bullet shot by the Israeli Forces. Al-Bireh
73 15/12/2017 Jaafar Ashtiyeh Cameraman, AFP Rubber Bullet Injured in the thigh by the Israeli Forces. Al-Bireh
74 15/12/2017 Ranin Sawaftah Ajyal Radio Network Gas Bomb Fainting from inhaling toxic gas in Tubas. Tubas
75 15/12/2017 Omar Al-Khatib - Live Ammunition A leg injury sustained by live bullets in Khan Yunis Gaza
76 15/12/2017 hussein Karsou Freelance Cameraman Gas Bomb Severe suffocation due to excessive use of gas bombs Gaza
77 15/12/2017 Mohammad Al-Agha Freelance Cameraman Gas Bomb Severe suffocation due to excessive use of gas bombs. Gaza
78 16/12/2017 Najeeb Al-Razem Freelance Cameraman Battery Assaulted while coverage. Jerusalem
79 16/12/2017 Saeed Rakan Freelance Cameraman Stun Grenade Burned in the foot with a stun grenade shot directly towards him. Jerusalem
80 16/12/2017 Mohammad Al-Sayyad Freelance Cameraman Stun Grenade Bruised and burned in the foot and thigh from stun grenades shot deliberately by the Israeli Forces. Jerusalem
81 16/12/2017 Ayman Siam Freelance Cameraman Battery and Stun Grenade Assaulted by the Israeli Forces. Jerusalem
82 16/12/2017 Mo'men Shabaneh Cameraman, Maan News Agency Battery and Stun Grenade Injured from stun grenades shot by the Israeli Occupation. Jerusalem
83 16/12/2017 Maysa' Abu Ghazaleh Freelance Journalist Battery and Stun Grenade Targeted by the Israeli Forces with stun grenades. Jerusalem
84 20/12/2017 Wissam Abed Raboh Freelance journalist Rubber Bullet Injured in the leg while covering the events in Kalandia, north Jerusalem.  Jerusalem
85 20/12/2017 Diala Joaihan Freelance Journalist Pepper Gas Pepper sprayed while covering the events on Salah Al-Dine street. Jerusalem
86 20/12/2017 Jaafar Ashtiye Cameraman, AFP Pepper Gas Was pepper sprayed while covering the events on Salah Al-Dine Street. Jerusalem
87 20/12/2017 Issam Rimawi Cameraman, Al-Hayat Al-Jadidah Newspaper Pepper Gas Was pepper sprayed while covering the events on Salah Al-Dine Street. Jerusalem
88 22/12/2017 Samer Al-Zaanin - Gas Bomb Severe suffocation from gas bombs shot by the occupation forces Gaza
89 22/12/2017 Talal Al-Hawiwi - Gas Bomb Severe suffocation from gas bombs shot by the occupation forces Gaza
90 22/12/2017 Ahmad Talaat Cameraman Rubber Bullet Injure his right leg by a rubber bullet shot by the occupation forces. Nablus
91 22/12/2017 Fadi Shane'a Cameraman Gas Bomb Shot directly on his body and suffered from suffocation. Gaza
92 22/12/2017 Liwa' Abu Ramilah Reporter Battery Assaulted and beaten. Jerusalem
93 22/12/2017 Mahmoud Alyan Cameraman Battery While covering the suppression of the occupation forces of worshipers and demonstrators in the old city of Jerusalem. Jerusalem
94 22/12/2017 Azmi Bannat

Cameraman, Al Arabia TV

Reporter, Palestine TV

Rubber Bullet Injured in the eye by a rubber bullet while covering the protests in Al-Arroub Camp. Hebron
95 22/12/2017 Ahmad Talal Cameraman Battery - Al-Bireh
96 22/12/2017 Hussein Abed Al-Jawad Cameraman Gas Bomb Suffocation from gas bombs shot in eastern Gaza. Gaza
97 22/12/2017 Ayad Hamad Cameraman Rubber Bullet Injured in the leg while covering the protests in the city of Bethlehem. Bethlehem
98 22/12/2017 Salem Hamdan Freelance Cameraman Gas Bomb suffocation while covering the protests in the city of Al-Bireh. Al-Bireh
99 24/12/2017 Hisham Abu-Shakra Anatolia News Agency Gas Bomb Injured in his hand while covering the clashes in the northern entrance to the city of Bethlehem. Bethlehem 
100 24/12/2017 Mashhour Al-Wahwah Cameraman, Wafa News Agency Battery Bruises in his face from falling during the pursuit of the occupation forces to journalists in Al-Arroub camp northern Hebron. Hebron

 

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