An Israeli soldier sprays pepper gas on journalist covering clashes in Bet El near Ramallah

MADA: New peak of systematic attacks against press during last month

MADA/Ramallah/ Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) escalated their assaults and attacks against journalist and media outlets across West Bank and Gaza Strip, during October 2015. This was simultaneity to the Palestinian (Uprising) across the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.

IOF recorded a new peak in a series of systematic attacks against journalists and media freedoms in Palestine, Which clearly exposed its main purpose of targeting press.

October 2015 witnessed a bull jump in the number and the seriousness of the violations and attacks, which targeted both males and females journalists across the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA” monitored a total of 131 assaults and attacks. However, IOF committed the bulk (112 violations), while Palestinian sides’ committed 19 assaults in West Bank and Gaza Strip as (14 in Gaza Strip and 5 in West Bank).