Israeli forces assault Palestinian journalists during ‘hunger strike’ march

Palestinian journalists were injured when Israeli forces violentenly dispersed of a peaceful sit-in in occupied East Jerusalem on Saturday, in support of a mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons. The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate denounced the Israeli actions and said it will strengthen their cause and “will not prevent journalists from delivering Palestinians’ message to the world”.
According to Maan News, at least 13 Palestinian journalists were injured as Israeli police dispersed protesters, who were marching through the streets and chanting slogans in solidarity with around 1,500 Palestinian prisoners who had been on hunger strike for 13 days. The syndicate said Israeli forces also confiscated cameras and other equipment from journalists at the rally. “This attack is just one of a series of attacks committed by Israeli forces against journalists in an attempt to prevent them from exposing Israeli crimes,” the statement said. The assault came days after Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemned Israeli forces for violating the rights of Palestinian and foreign journalists, particularly those who cover demonstrations.

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