The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued their heinous crimes against Palestinian journalists and their families in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip.
IOF committed at least 135 violations and crimes against Palestinian journalists across Palestine last month, according to a local press group.
In its report, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate documented Israeli crimes, including the killing of 14 Palestinian journalists in the Gaza Strip.
It also recorded some 50 cases of assaults across the occupied West Bank, which included “detaining press crews, preventing them from doing their job, and targeting them with live bullets.”
A total of 26 cases of violence and intimidation were recorded against Palestinian journalists, including four who were “brutally injured by bullets and missile shrapnel, in addition to four others who sustained cuts and bruises in Israeli attacks.”
Two journalists were detained by Israeli forces, while several press institutions and at least three homes of journalists were raided in January, the report stated.
According to the latest number announced by the Gaza media office, 122 Palestinian journalists have been killed by the Israeli occupation since the beginning of its onslaught on the Gaza Strip last Oct. 7.
“At least 35 journalists remain behind Israeli bars under harsh conditions,” said the Palestinian press group.
Since October 7, the Israeli occupation army has waged a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, which has left an enormous humanitarian catastrophe and a major health and environmental disaster.
The Israeli occupation destroyed the only supplies of fuel, electricity, water, and food for the people of the Gaza Strip at the start of the conflict by bombing bakeries, factories, stores, water stations, tanks, and other infrastructure.
The Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip constitutes a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and human rights, as it exposes the civilians’ lives to extreme danger and causes them great suffering, which requires urgent and decisive international intervention to stop the aggression and protect civilians in the Gaza Strip.