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Security officials keep watch during a protest in Ramallah on June 14, 2018. Journalists covering unrest in the West Bank say Palestinian Authority forces attacked and harassed them. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

Palestinian security forces assault journalists at West Bank protest

New York, June 15, 2018–The Palestinian Authority should investigate claims that its security forces assaulted and harassed journalists covering a protest in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Security forces assaulted at least five journalists and confiscated equipment during the unrest on June 13, according to news reports and the local press freedom organization, the…

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Palestinian journalist shot while covering Gaza protests

Beirut, June 8, 2018–Mohammed al-Baba, a photographer for Agence France-Presse, was hit by a live round fired by the Israel Defense Forces while covering a protest east of the northern Gazan city of Jabalia, according to news reports, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, reports shared by news outlets on social media, and CPJ interviews with local…

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Palestinian medics evacuate a wounded photographer during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on May 11, 2018. (AP/Adel Hana)

Palestinian journalist shot while covering Gaza protests

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 to reports shared by journalists and…

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Israeli border police officers during clashes with Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on April 13, 2018. A Palestinian photographer Ahmed Abu Hussein died on April 25 from bullet wounds to his abdomen sustained on April 13 while he was covering protests in Gaza, according to reports. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)

Second Palestinian journalist dies from injuries sustained covering Gaza protests

Washington D.C., April 25, 2018–Ahmed Abu Hussein, a Palestinian photographer for the Gaza-based Voice of the People Radio, died today from bullet wounds to his abdomen sustained on April 13 while he was covering protests in the northern Gazan city of Jabalia, according to news reports citing Gazan Health Ministry officials. Hussein is the second…

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A wounded Palestinian is evacuated during clashes with Israeli troops at anti-Israel protests in the southern Gaza Strip on April 20, 2018. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Four Palestinian journalists injured covering Gaza protests

At least four Palestinian journalists were injured while covering mass protests in the Gaza Strip on April 20, 2018, according to news reports, local journalists, and the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate.

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Palestinian demonstrators take cover during clashes with Israeli troops on the Israel-Gaza border, east of Gaza City, April 13, 2018. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)

For third week, Palestinian journalists injured by gunfire covering Gaza protests

At least two Palestinian journalists were injured while covering mass protests on the Gaza border on April 13, 2018, according to the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PJS), the journalists’ employers, and news reports.

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A wounded Palestinian demonstrator is evacuated during clashes with Israeli troops at the Israel-Gaza border at a protest demanding the right to return to their homeland, in the southern Gaza Strip on April 9, 2018. Photojournalist Yaser Murtaja was injured when a live round hit him in the abdomen while he was covering protests in the area east of Khan Younis city and died the next day from injuries, according to reports. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

CPJ calls on Israel to hold killers of Yaser Murtaja to account

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 April 7 of injuries sustained the…

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Palestinian protesters cover from teargas fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes with Israeli troops along the Gaza Strip border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, on March 30, 2018. (AP/Adel Hana)

Palestinian journalists injured covering mass protest in Gaza Strip

Beirut, April 2, 2018 — Israeli authorities should independently and credibly investigate reports that Israeli security forces injured journalists covering protests in the Gaza Strip on March 30, 2018, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Undercover Israeli security personnel detain a Palestinian demonstrator during clashes at a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 13, 2017. (Reuters/Mohamad Torokman)

Journalists assaulted covering protests in Jerusalem

At least 13 journalists were injured while covering protests and violence that broke out in Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem over U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement on December 7, 2017 that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to local and regional press freedom groups and news reports. At least…

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Hamas security forces patrol the Shatti refugee camp in Gaza City, March 8, 2015. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)

Hamas detains Palestinian journalist in Gaza

New York, June 14, 2017—Palestinian authorities in the Gaza Strip should immediately release Fouad Jaradeh, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Jaradeh, a reporter for Palestine TV, the official Palestinian Authority broadcaster based in the West Bank, was detained June 8 in Gaza City by authorities from the territory’s Hamas-led government, according to news…

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