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2020: 608 Violations of Palestinian Journalists’ Media Rights Reported

Communist Party of Israel

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) has issued a new report documenting 608 cases of Media Rights Violations during 2020. The report enumerates 490 violations by the Israeli army and security forces, 76 cases in the Gaza Strip by Hamas’ security forces, and 42 attacks in the West Bank perpetrated by security forces of the Palestinian National Authority. Israeli occupation soldiers confront Palestinian journalist Among the violations registered by PJS, the most common was the detention of journalists. The report detailed a list of 185 journalists prevented from working while covering events, especially those in which occupation soldiers banned peaceful demonstrations and gatherings. At the same time, 36 journalists were detained in prison by the Israeli authorities, with 20 of them still incarcerated at the end of last year. Due to Israel’s systematic targeting on journalists working in Palestine, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) submitted two joint complaints with the…

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2020: 608 Violations of Palestinian Journalists’ Media Rights Reported

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