Israel Defense Forces

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Israeli forces arrest Palestinian freelance photojournalist in the West Bank

June 19, 2018 12:16 PM ET

Beirut, June 19, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Israeli authorities to release Palestinian freelance photojournalist Bilal Hamid al-Taweel or disclose charges against him. Israeli security forces arrested al-Taweel at his home in the southern West Bank...

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Palestinian journalist shot while covering Gaza protests

June 8, 2018 3:24 PM ET

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...

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Palestinian journalist assaulted while covering pro-Gaza protests in Haifa

May 31, 2018 10:22 AM ET

An Israeli police officer assaulted Palestinian reporter Nahed Dirbas, a journalist for the London-based news website Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, while she was covering a protest against Israeli actions in Gaza in the Israeli city of Haifa on May 18, 2018,...

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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...

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Five Palestinian journalists injured in week 6 of Gaza protests

May 4, 2018 3:36 PM ET

At least five Palestinian journalists were injured on May 4, 2018, covering protests in the Gaza Strip, as the Israel Defense Forces used tear gas and fired live rounds to disperse demonstrators, according to news reports, social media posts...

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Seven Palestinian journalists injured as Gaza protests continue

April 27, 2018 4:45 PM ET

At least seven Palestinian journalists were injured while covering protests in the Gaza Strip on April 27, 2018, as the Israel Defense Forces used tear gas and fired live rounds to try to disperse protesters, according to the Palestinian...

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Four Palestinian journalists injured covering Gaza protests

April 20, 2018 2:59 PM ET

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

April 19, 2018 11:39 AM ET

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

April 13, 2018 4:05 PM ET

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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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...

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