The PJS issued a statement condemning the attack. “We condemn in the strongest terms the crime of the occupation which targeted Palestine TV cameraman Louay Samhan and reporter Mahmoud Fawzy, and besieged media crews while covering the occupation’s aggression on Deir Al Hatab in Nablus.”
“This crime confirms the intensification of the policy of systematic targeting by the occupation army against Palestinian journalists”, the statement added. The PJS documented that the Israeli army and security forces were responsible for at least 479 violations of media and journalists’ rights in Palestine during the first half of 2022.
IFJ’s Secretary General Anthony Bellanger said: “We condemn the latest crime in a long list of targeted attacks on Palestinian media workers carried out by Israeli forces. It is time for Israel to halt these crimes and dismantle their system of oppression. It is time for a new UN Convention to enhance the safety, protection and independence of media workers.”