Palestinian Journalists Demonstrate Against Israel’s Violations

AA / Jerusalem

Palestinian journalists demonstrated on Friday in the “Sheikh Jarrah” neighborhood in central occupied Jerusalem, condemning attacks and violations by Israeli occupation forces against them.

The non-governmental Wadi Hilweh Information Center said in a statement that “a number of journalists from the interior (Palestinians from 1948) and from Jerusalem demonstrated against the attacks and violations against the units. Press”.

Protesters held up banners condemning Israeli attacks on Palestinian journalists, such as “more than 40 colleagues have been assaulted recently” and others, according to the same source.

Israeli police arrested journalist Zaina Al Halawani and journalist Wehbe Makiya on Thursday as they covered an Israeli police attack on Palestinian citizens in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

Since April 13, hostilities have intensified in the Palestinian Territories following “brutal” attacks by Israeli police and settlers since the start of the holy month of Ramadan in Jerusalem, particularly in the Bab region. al-Amoud, around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, where Israel is trying to evict 12 Palestinian families from their homes.

At dawn on May 21, the implementation of a ceasefire between Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip and Israel, with Egyptian and international mediation, came into effect after an attack that lasted 11 days.

Following the Israeli aggression, 288 Palestinians were martyred, including 69 children, 40 women and 17 elderly, in addition to more than 8,900 injured, while 13 Israelis died and hundreds more injured in the responses. Palestinian factions that fired rockets against Israeli territory.

* Translated from the Arabic Hend Abdessamad

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