Benjamin Netanyahu

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Israeli police assault, detain Israeli photographer Tomer Appelbaum during protests in Tel Aviv against West Bank annexation

Israeli police kneed, punched, shoved, and briefly detained Tomer Appelbaum, a photographer for the Israeli daily Haaretz, as he was covering a Tel Aviv demonstration against Israel’s West Bank annexation on June 6, 2020, Appelbaum told CPJ via messaging app. Haaretz also reported on the incident, which was captured in videos shared to social media….

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Israel must review IDF policy on protests, journalists after Gaza killing

CPJ calls on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to review military policy on mass protests and the press and to ensure that the shooting of journalists covering demonstrations in the Gaza Strip is quickly and thoroughly investigated. The killing of Palestinian photojournalist and camera operator Yaser Murtaja and other evidence suggest that authorities are trying to suppress media coverage of the protests.

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Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza on November 17, 2012. (AP/Ariel Schalit)

Will Israel respond to query on targeting Gaza journalists?

On December 2, CPJ sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requesting an explanation for airstrikes on media facilities during the November 2012 military action in Gaza. The strikes damaged two media buildings and killed and injured a number of journalists. Israeli officials said the military targeted terrorist infrastructure, but provided no explanation…

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Four Palestinian journalists assaulted by Israeli soldiers

New York, December 14, 2012–Israeli soldiers assaulted four Palestinian journalists and forced them to strip naked at a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday, according to news reports. Two of the journalists worked for Reuters, and two for local Palestinian news outlets, the reports said.

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Israel must explain targeting of journalists in Gaza

Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu: The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned that Israeli airstrikes targeted individual journalists and media facilities in the Gaza Strip between November 18 and 20. Journalists and media outlets are protected under international law in military conflict.

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Security forces subjected reporters to inappropriate searches at a press event featuring Netanyahu. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

CPJ condemns Israeli security for humiliating screening

New York, January 14, 2011–The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the humiliating treatment of several journalists by security personnel assigned to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. CPJ calls on the prime minister to ensure that similar episodes are avoided in the future. 

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