AA / Jerusalem
Palestinian journalists protested Friday in the “Sheikh Zarra” area of centrally occupied Jerusalem, condemning the attacks and violations by Israeli occupation forces against them.
The NGO Wadi Hillway Information Center said in a statement, “Many journalists from the interior (Palestinians since 1948) and from Jerusalem have protested against the attacks and violations against the units.
Protesters held banners condemning the Israeli attacks on Palestinian journalists, meaning “more than 40 colleagues were attacked recently” and others, according to the same source.
Israeli police on Thursday arrested journalist Zaina al-Halawani and journalist Wehbe Makiya, who covered up an attack by Israeli police on Palestinian civilians in the vicinity of Sheikh Zarra.
Since April 13, hostilities in the Palestinian territories have intensified following the “brutal” attacks by Israeli police and immigrants in Jerusalem, especially in the pop region, beginning the holy month of Ramadan. Al-Amoud, around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the vicinity of Sheikh Zarra, Israel is trying to evict 12 Palestinian families from their homes.
At dawn on May 21, the Egyptian and internationally mediated ceasefire between the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian factions in Israel came into effect after an 11-day-long offensive.
Following the Israeli occupation, 288 Palestinians, including 69 children, 40 women and 17 elderly people, were martyred, and an additional 8,900 were wounded, while 13 Israelis were killed and hundreds wounded. Palestinian factions throw rockets against Israeli border.
* Translated from the Arabic Hand Apte