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Journalists attacked in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory since 1992

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Palestinian journalist Bassam Moheisen detained by Hamas forces in Gaza since October 23

November 1, 2019 11:14 AM ET

Beirut, November 1, 2019 -- Hamas security forces should immediately release journalist Bassam Mohammad Moheisen, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Members of public assault Israeli journalist Daniel Siryoti in Kiryat Ata

October 28, 2019 3:55 PM ET

New York, October 28, 2019 -- Israeli authorities should investigate the assault on journalist Daniel Siryoti and ensure that the perpetrators are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Palestinian court orders block of dozens of news websites and Facebook pages

October 25, 2019 2:30 PM ET

Beirut, October 25, 2019 -- The Palestinian National Authority should immediately lift a ban on dozens of news websites and Facebook pages, and allow news outlets in the country to publish freely online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Palestinian journalist Hani al-Agha detained by Hamas forces in Gaza since September 25

October 4, 2019 1:35 PM ET

Beirut, October 4, 2019 -- Hamas security forces should immediately release journalist Hani al-Agha and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Israeli military court sentences Palestinian journalist to 4 months detention without charge

September 4, 2019 4:30 PM ET

Beirut, September 4, 2019 -- Israeli authorities should publicly file charges against Palestinian journalist Abdul Mohsen Shalaldeh or release him immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Israel eased export controls on surveillance technologies amid criticism

August 22, 2019 4:53 PM ET

New York, August 22, 2019--Israeli officials confirmed that, under a rule change by the Defense Ministry, Israeli surveillance companies are able to obtain exemptions on marketing license for the sale of some products to certain countries, Reuters reported today. It is not clear which companies, and which products, were...

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Israeli forces injure 3 journalists at West Bank and Gaza protests

August 6, 2019 3:21 PM ET

At least three journalists covering protests in the Gaza Strip and West Bank on August 2, 2019 were injured as Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition and rubber bullets, and, in one case, allegedly assaulted a photojournalist working for the Associated Press, according to the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate, news reports,...

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Israeli forces injure 3 Palestinian journalists covering protests in Gaza Strip and West Bank

July 24, 2019 9:55 AM ET

On July 19 and 20, 2019, Israeli soldiers fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters that hit Palestinian journalists while they were covering protests in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, injuring at least three, according to local press freedom organizations....

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Hamas attorney general calls for Gaza ban of pro-Fatah weekly

June 5, 2019 3:01 PM ET

Beirut, June 5, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the attorney general in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to drop his recommendation that a court ban distribution of the pro-Fatah daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida....

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Israeli forces destroy Gaza office of Turkish Anadolu news agency

May 9, 2019 11:35 AM ET

Beirut, May 9, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the Israeli bombing of Turkish-stated owned news outlet Anadolu Agency's Gaza office on May 4....

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