Israel has committed 76 violations against journalists alone in July

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The Ministry of Information said on Saturday that Israel has committed 76 violations against journalists in July and more than 60 percent of them were violated in East Jerusalem. That’s the highest number since the start of this year, WAFA News Agency reports.

The Ministry said that most of the violations were related to coverage of events at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and included either beating, (17 cases), shot by rubber bullets (eight cases), tear gas inhalation (eight cases), pepper spray (eight cases), barring coverage by ordering journalists to leave the area (nine cases), hit by stun grenade (four cases) and several others.

A survey done by Committee for the Support of Journalist showed, from January 1 till June 30, 310 violations against journalists by Israeli Occupied Forces against all international and human rights conventions that guarantees freedom of press.