first_img WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Organisation Follow the news on Israel RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Reporters Without Borders voices concern about repeated, targeted attacks by the Israeli army against Al-Jazeera journalists in the past few days. The organisation calls on the authorities to stop using violence in an attempt to intimidate the staff of this pan-Arab TV news station. June 3, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News May 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts July 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Israeli army fires on Al-Jazeera crew in West Bank News Reporters Without Borders voiced strong condemnation of an Israeli army attack today on Al-Jazeera TV reporter Jevara Al-Budeiri and her crew in the West Bank town of Nablus, in which one of the crew’s technicians, Wael Tantous, was hit in the foot by rubber bullets. The crew was broadcasting live at the time.“We are very concerned about repeated, deliberate acts of violence against the staff of the satellite TV news station Al-Jazeera,” the organisation said. “We call on the Israeli authorities to give clears orders to stop these acts of intimidation and harassment. The army has no right to prevent this station’s journalists from covering the current clashes.”Al-Jazeera said in a statement: “Since the start of the current war on Lebanon, Al-Jazeera crews have consistently been targeted by the Israeli authorities, resulting in a constant hindrance and obstruction of their work. Today they tried to attack our reporter, Jevara Al-Budeiri, and fired at technician Wael Tantous.”Al-Budeiri said: “Our colleague was hit by Israeli shots, on screen live. You can clearly see that the shots came from Israeli jeeps and tanks.”The Al-Jazeera management told Reporters Without Borders that Tantous was out of danger and had left the hospital to which he was taken after the shooting. Al-Jazeera was covering the current fighting in an objective manner, the station stressed.The Al-Jazeera crew had been giving live coverage of an Israeli army incursion into Nablus when an Israeli jeep suddenly approached Al-Budeiri at speed. Then shots were fired and Tantous was hit.Al-Jazeera’s bureau chief in Israel, Walid Al-Omari, was arrested twice in the past two days while covering the clashes on the border with Lebanon. The members of another TV crew were briefly detained by the Israeli police in Haifa on 17 July. to go further News News May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img

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