Israeli settlers attacked the Palestine TV crew this morning while they were filming near the illegal settlement of Ariel, built on land seized from Salfit in the north of the West Bank.
Israel security forces from the settlement also attacked the crew as they were filming a documentary outside the illegal structure, about the escalating illegal settlement activity and the dangerously increasing assaults by settlers against Palestinians and their properties.
It added that a few soldiers also tried to disrupt the filming of the report by using loud speakers and intercepting the journalists.
Palestine TV is a local broadcaster funded by the Palestinian Authority. Israeli authorities routinely suppress any PA-supported or linked, activity in occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli occupation forces have committed more than 56 violations against Palestinian journalists in occupied Jerusalem during the first half of 2020.
In a report published last June, the Journalists’ Support Committee, a non-profit organization representing journalists also revealed that the Israeli occupation renewed the ban on Palestine TV‘s activities in Jerusalem.
The Zionists also fined six journalists, confiscated four items of media equipment, raided homes of six journalists, threatened and beat six others, and sentenced one to prison.
In 2019, Israeli police and intelligence personnel stormed Palestine TV‘s office in East Jerusalem and handed the closure order to its administration. Palestine TV says that the Israeli authorities often harass its staff, arresting and questioning them.
Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point Invasion News 2021.