The Journalists’ Syndicate documented 337 crimes and attacks by the Israeli occupation authorities against journalists and media freedoms in the occupied Palestinian territories during the past weeks of tensions and the latest 11 days of Israeli aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip, which it stressed amount to war crimes.
The journalists’ syndicate monitored and documented 337 violations against journalists, of which 110 occurred in Gaza and 227 in the West Bank; double the number seen since the start of this year until the first of May, it said.
It said that three journalists were killed during the latest 11 days of Israeli aggression on Gaza, 41 offices and media institutions were completely destroyed, and 32 were partially destroyed, while 27 journalists’ homes were targeted with missiles.
In the West Bank, 227 violations against journalists were documented, which included detention of journalists, prevention of media coverage, and the deliberate targeting of journalists. It said that 31 journalists were shot and injured, 32 suffocated from tear gas, and others were injured after being deliberately targeted with stun grenades.
The syndicate documented 12 arrests, 15 cases of confiscation and destruction of equipment, in addition to banning journalists’ access to Jerusalem.