CPJ outraged by shooting death of Palestinian cameraman
April 22, 2003 12:00 PM ET
New York, April 22, 2003—The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) sent a letter today to Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon expressing outrage at the death of Nazih Darwazeh, a Palestinian cameraman working with The Associated Press Television Network (APTN), who was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Nablus on Saturday, April 19. [Click here for a copy of the letter.]
"Darwazeh and his colleagues were clearly identified as members of the press," wrote CPJ acting director Joel Simon. "We believe that the [Israeli] army's failure to conduct serious investigations and punish offenders fosters an environment of reckless and unlawful behavior in which soldiers who harm journalists face little or no consequences. We demand an immediate and thorough inquiry ... and call on [Prime Minister Sharon] to ensure that those responsible are swiftly brought to justice."
Seven Palestinian journalists injured by gunfire in Gaza protests
May 14, 2018 4:33 PM ET
Beirut, May 14, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the use of gunfire by Israeli forces against journalists covering protests today in the Gaza Strip. At least seven Palestinian journalists have been injured by Israeli gunfire while covering today's demonstrations, according to the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS), reports shared...
Palestinian journalist shot while covering Gaza protests
May 11, 2018 4:24 PM ET
Beirut, May 11, 2018--Motasem Ahmed Dalloul, a reporter for the pro-Palestinian Middle East Monitor and manager of the news website Days of Palestine, was hit by a live round fired by the Israel Defense Forces while covering a protest east of Gaza City today, according to his employer and...
Israel shutters Palestinian youth media office in East Jerusalem, citing terrorism
May 2, 2018 12:12 PM ET
Beirut, May 2, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the recent closure of the East Jerusalem office of the Palestinian Elia Youth Media Foundation by Israeli forces and called on authorities to allow the group to work freely....
Palestinian security forces arrest journalist in the West Bank
April 18, 2018 4:06 PM ET
Beirut, April 18, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrest of Hazem Naser, a Palestinian cameraperson and video editor for An-Najah Broadcasting Channel (NBC)....
CPJ calls on Israel to hold killers of Yaser Murtaja to account
April 9, 2018 3:09 PM ET
Beirut, April 9, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned comments by Israel's defense minister over the weekend that appear to justify the killing of Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja in Gaza, and called on authorities to hold to account anyone who shot journalists with live ammunition. Murtaja died on...