According to media reports, up to ninety-seven Palestinians were wounded during altercations with the Israeli military along the border between Israel and Gaza, some of them injured by live fire.
The PJS reported that two journalists were among the victims. Sami Misran, a photographer working for Al-Aqsa tv, was hit by an explosive fragment in the left eye, while one of his colleagues was injured by a rubber-coated metal bullet in the shoulder. Both of them were wearing the press vest.
Two more journalists were attacked in a separate incident in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi al-Hummus. Ayat Arqawi, a photojournalist of APA agency, was hit and injured by a gas canister in her pelvis and reporter Omar Al-Amour felt suffocated by the gas canisters. They were covering a peaceful sit-in to protest against the demolition plan of their houses.
Photojournalist Ayat Arqawi was hit and injured by a gas canister in her pelvis as Israeli forces attacked Palestinians taking part in a rally near Bethlehem in the West Bank, today. pic.twitter.com/TZOIi7awGB
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) July 20, 2019
The IFJ has always condemned the permanent attacks on Palestinian media workers and the violations of press freedom in the Palestinian occupied territories.