52 Israeli Palestinian violation during June
Gaza (4/7/2017) There has been no improvement mentioned in the status of media freedom in the Palestinian territories during the last month, where as Gaza centre for media freedom recorded a similar number of those were committed in the latest month.
The centre recorded ( 52) cases against the journalists in Palestinian territories. Israeli occupation forces committed (24) violations and (28) violations were committed by the Palestinian parties (18) violations in West Bank and (10) violations in Gaza strip.
The table shows the details of Israeli violation during June according to the type of violation:
Type of violation
Detention, trial adjourned , detention extended, sentencing
Considering the call for closing channel
Prevention of coverage
The table shows the details of Palestinian violation during June according to the type of violation :
Type of violation
The details of violations
4/6/2017: the journalist Lyali Eid the reporter of the Educational Quds Satellite was injured by shrapnel of sound bomb while her photographing to Ramadan ceremonies in Al Isawia village east of Jerusalem.
6/6/2017: Israeli occupation court released the journalist Ibrahim Abu Safia by a monetary fine ( about three thousand shekels), and the occupation court had sentenced him in prison for nine months in October 2016.
6/6/2017: the judge of Israeli occupation court threatened the five detained journalist of Al Sanabel Radio, to make them an example for other journalists.
7/6/2016: Israeli occupation court sentenced the journalist Mohammed Al Qeeq 10 months and half in prison on the charge of incitement during Hamas Launching ceremony in Berzeit University.
8/6/2017: Israeli occupation forces arrested the photographer Islam Fwaqa from Dora Al Qara village north of Ramallah and released him after few hours.
8/6/2017: Israeli occupation court extended the detention of the journalist Hassan Al safadi the media co ordinate for Al Dameer institution in Jerusalem for the third time.
13/6/2017: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that he is studding the request to close Aljazeera channel office in Jerusalem, after Jewish extremists demonstrated in front of the channel's office asking to close the channel, under the pretext that they are branch of ISIS.
16/6/2017: Israeli occupation forces prevented number of journalists to work after the martyr of 3 citizen in Jerusalem, the journalists are Mohammed Abed Rabo the editor of Al-quds newspaper, Lwa’ abu Rmila the reporter of “BIT Maqdes” agency, and Mohammed Al Shareef the reporter of the Palestinian network of media.
16/6/2017: Israeli occupation forces targeted press crews with gas bombs, injuring number of them in choking, also Al Aqsa channel broadcasting car was hit by bullets.
17/6/2017: Israeli occupation forces arrested the journalist Mohammed Alwan the reporter of Al Quds channel on the entrance of Deir Abu Mashal village west of Ramallah.
18/6/2017:The Israeli occupation forces detained the journalist Manal Jabari near one of the Israeli barriers around the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, and released her after paying a fine of 1200 shekels .
20/6/2017: Israeli occupation forces targeted the journalist Mohammed Al Daour the reporter of Al Quds channel and the journalist Mohammed Awad the photographer of Al Jazeera channel by gas bomb without any injuries.
21/6/2017: Israeli occupation court delayed the discussion of the trial of the journalist Mohammed Al batrokh who is detained on the charge of incitement for violence and terrorism on his facebook page .
23/6/2017: Israeli occupation forces detained the journalist Geyhan Awad a programs producers in Palestine today T V ," at the Qalandiya barrier north of Jerusalem.
27/6/2017: individuals from Israeli occupation insult the journalist Darin Al Jaba in her journalist task to cover the visit of commissioner of justice and equality in the European Union "Vera Urva" to the Israeli foreign ministry headquarter in Jerusalem on Sunday.
Palestinian violation :
7/6/2017: security services in Ramallah arrested the activist Nassar Jaradat on the basis of his posts in social media, on the charge which criticizes important politicians through the statements of the secretary of the Central Committee of the Fatah movement, Jibril Rajoub on Al-buraq Wall during an interview with the second Hebrew channel , as well as accused of criticizing the policies and directions of President Mahmoud Abbas.
8/6/2017: security services in Ramallah arrested the journalist Thaher Al Shamali due to his article in Al Ray newspaper, where he criticized Mahmoud Abbas.
8/6/2017: security services in Gaza strip arrested the journalist Foad Jarada the reporter of Palestine TV. They detained him from his house before Al Iftar and confiscated his laptop and mobile without showing the reasons.
10/6/2017: security services in Gaza strip arrested the activist Mohammed Al Tloli due to his posts in Facebook.
15/6/2017: Palestinian Authority blocked 15 websites close to Hamas movement and to the leader Mohammed Dahlan who had been separated from Fateh movement without prior warning. These websites are: " shahab News Agency", "The Palestinian Center for media ", daily Palestine newspaper , "Amamate"web site, "Palestine Alan website ", "Safa News Agency", as well as "Amad News website", and "Karama Press", "Sout Fateh", "firas website ", and "Shafa News ", and commission of media", "Jerusalem News Network", and "Agnad website ", "Public Opinion Agency".
18/6/2017: security services in Gaza strip summoned the journalist Hassan Jaber from Al Ayyam newspaper and investigated with him about his work on one of the articles that had been published in Al Ayyam Newspaper and about his relations with the aliens and transferring money to his account from abroad, and they confiscated his mobile phone.
19/6/2017: security services in Gaza strip arrested the crew of Palestine TV that includes the program producer Samir Skik , the photographers Mohammed Al Arabid and Mohammed Al Borie , the director Maher Afefi , and the reporter Sali Al Sakani ,, for three hours during their filming to a charitable initiative program.
23/6/2017: Ministry of Finance issued a decision to block salaries of 30 journalists from the staff of the Authority in the Gaza Strip without prior warning to them.
Gaza Center for Media Freedom reaffirms its commitment to documenting all forms of violations against media freedom and the journalists in Palestine, especially the ongoing violations of the Israeli authorities, condemns all violations and abuses against journalists and media institutions. Gaza Center for Media Freedom greatly concern about the continuing and escalating violations of the Israeli occupation which is considered as real danger for the journalists and their lives and the freedom of movement and work.
The centre requires from all Palestinians, international human rights organizations and media institutions to act effectively and seriously in order to stop targeting policy, prosecution and violations against journalists. Gaza Center also calls upon The international community to intervene immediately and put pressure on the occupation in order to stop their violations against journalists and media organizations in Palestine, and calls for the immediate release of all detained journalists and stop the summons and the illegal investigation. Gaza Center reminds the necessity to respect all conventions of media freedom and respect and apply Article (19) of the International Declaration of Human Rights.
Gaza Center always seeks to promote the right to free media in Palestine, and to reaffirms its commitment to the defense of the rights of journalists and standing committee for the development of capacities and the professional performance for the Palestinian journalists, and to support the Palestinian media institutions . The Center is independent and nonprofit works for the freedom of media in Palestine.