Israeli forces shot, injure Reuters cameraman in Ramallah
Israeli forces have reportedly shot and wounded a cameraman amid clashes with Palestinians in West Bank.
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The official Palestinian news agency, WAFA, citing its correspondent on the scene, reported that the cameraman, who works for the Reuters news agency, sustained injuries on Sunday after Israeli forces shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet during protests in Batn al-Hawa area in Ramallah province.
The report added that the cameraman, identified as Mohammed Turkman, was shot in the leg.
The report added that a number of other protesters were also wounded after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli troopers. It also said that Israeli forces stormed the area and blocked several roads leading to it before surrounding a residential building there, provoking residents and prompting clashes.
Meanwhile, other Palestinian sources in Ramallah said that Israeli forces had arrested two young men and a girl following the violent clashes.
On Tuesday, the Committee to Support Palestinian Journalists said in a report that the number of instances of Israeli military’s use of violence against Palestinian journalists since the beginning of the current year stood at 637.
The committee further noted that the month of August witnessed the highest number of Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists, recorded at 129.
The New York-based committee also condemned the Israeli regime’s bans on the broadcast of Arabic-language Palestinian al-Quds television network.
Israeli authorities have on occasions accused the al-Quds television channel of being a “propaganda tool” for the Islamic resistance movement, Hamas.