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Israeli soldiers deploy during clashes in the West Bank city of Ramallah following a raid on December 10, 2018, one day after a drive-by shooting attack next to a settlement in which many Israelis were injured. Israeli forces raided the offices of the official Palestinian news agency, and detained a Palestinian journalist. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

Israel raids Palestinian news agency, detains journalist in the West Bank

Washington D.C., December 10, 2018–The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern at today’s raid on the offices of the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Ramallah and the detention of Al-Quds News Network writer and Quds Radio Tulkarm correspondent Sameh Manasra by Israeli authorities.

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Palestinians run from tear gas and sound grenades at a July 21, 2017, protest outside Jerusalem's old city. (Reuters/Ammar Awad)

Palestinian journalists injured covering West Bank protests

Beirut, July 25, 2017–Israeli authorities should independently and credibly investigate reports that Israeli security forces injured journalists covering protests in the West Bank last weekend, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At least six Palestinian journalists were injured while covering protests in East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Hebron on July 20 and 21, according to…

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Journalists under fire in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Multiple journalists have been assaulted, threatened, and censored in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory in recent months. 

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