Palestinian journalists .. Continuing suffering due to the pursuit of the occupation

The International Press Day came to journalists in Palestine in light of the Corona pandemic, and they were among the prisoners in the occupation prisons and a wounded man lost his eye or suffered a injury throughout his body, or supplements during field coverage.

The editor, Jamal Al-Tawil, the father of the journalist, Bushra Al-Tawil, says: “The occupation is chasing my daughter, the captive, Bushra Al-Tawil, because she is a field journalist. When the intelligence officer came to arrest her, he said: The occupation does not want journalists to convey the image of daily suffering, arrests, incursions, beatings and fleeing to citizens in their land defending their right to it. "

He adds: "The placement of my daughter in administrative detention is conclusive evidence that dealing with journalists is with detention, in which there is no evidence according to the custom of their military courts for conviction, and if there was evidence according to their unjust laws, there would have been an indictment submitted by the military prosecutor who is the hand of the intelligence In court".

He continues, "He who is gratified by the messages that came from within the families and during contact with them after allowing the captives to communicate that the morale is high, and insisting on sticking to the profession of troubles, whatever the prices imposed by the occupation on the journalists."

Media Editor d. Amin Abu Wardeh, from Nablus, director of the Asda'a Media website, says: “The bitterness of families tasted twice in unjust administrative detentions. Ready charges before the courts in administrative detention, which are the confirmation and appeal courts, and the judge and the military prosecutor are not convinced of these charges, and the courts are a fictitious mock to legitimize administrative detention.

He adds: "During our tours with the Asdaa Media website, we are being subjected to harassment by the occupation soldiers at the military checkpoints, and during the tours in the targeted lands in the Jordan Valley and other areas of the West Bank, the soldiers have clear instructions in dealing with journalists with repression, harassment, arrest and targeted bullets."

Kfar Qaddum's weekly march, which entered its ninth year, in which press crews are subjected to arrest, shooting, and injury to the internationally prohibited explosive bullets.

Photojournalist Bashar Nazzal says: "Four years ago I lost my foot from a bloody dumdum bullet from a sniper that is only a hundred meters away. I avoided provoking him and aiming the weapon at me. My foot, I was immediately transferred to the hospital and underwent a complex surgery. "

The journalist Ahmed Shawar, who suffered several injuries while covering the weekly march in Kafr Quddum, says: "This is a field journalist's work tax. Every journalist who covers is one of the target groups of the occupation army officers, and we are still seeing how the media crews covering the march are being treated with recklessness." The most recent was a photojournalist injured as a huge military bulldozer threw large rocks towards the children and youth participating in the weekly march.

Murad Shtaiwi, coordinator of the weekly march in Kafr Qaddum, says: "Exposure to the press crews covering the weekly march has become a constant and followed policy. The imbalance does not want the press crews to be present, and dozens of journalists have been arrested.

From several local and international agencies, or to injure or assault them, and deliberately, the bill for the account with the journalists on the path of Kafr Qaddum is full of painful incidents against them. "

Photojournalist Ahmed Moeen Qannan from the Gaza Strip says about World Press Day: “The day I felt inevitably my freedom; I was photographed close to the border fence of the Gaza Strip adjacent to a military arsenal of the Israeli occupation army that does not care about the meaning of freedom. I was on a mission to prepare a report on efforts The paramedics, especially in light of the intensification of the return marches, and the idea of ​​that report was formed for me through following the efforts of the White Army in search of life in the hearts of the injured around it, knowing that the peaceful marches were met with brutal repression by the occupation soldiers.

He adds: "I return to my restricted freedom that I felt at the time. Journalists and media workers usually strive to document the moment for various reasons. For example, the moment when the crew and I finished the field mission of the report, I went up a hill and breathed a sigh of relief. From behind me, the army claimed that it was invincible." "And from the Palestinian front of me the case owner, here the feeling of freedom crept into my self, stemming from my being standing on a freely occupied land; but the feeling soon faded and I watched the barrel of the tank cannon and the cunning soldier sitting next to it and his peers around him waiting for prey approaching the fence to pounce on them with their malice and Nazism even if It was a press pen or k Mira media, or even the entire medical crew, let alone if it were an active participant in the peace process?

He continued in describing the scene: "At that time, the atmosphere was thorny, thorny, children, women and elderly were wounded, live bullets and gas bombs targeting any mobile, here a huge explosion sounded from a military tank sounded; then the night was clouded, the vision vanished, the sun set, the air lived, and the nest of the bath of peace , We withdrew and my liberation was taken. "

It is noteworthy that the occupation arrests in its prisons about 19 journalists and journalists on charges of inciting the occupying power.


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