Sunday , October 24 2021

Palestinians protest against Israeli restrictions on journeys


RAMALLAH, Palestine

Dozens of protesters suffered temporary choking from tear gas cans fired by Israeli forces during a meeting in support of Palestinian journalists in the occupied West Bank on Saturday.

Israeli soldiers used tear gas to spread the protest, which stood at Qalandia's control point north of eastern Jerusalem, according to a reporter from the Anadolu Agency in the area.

A number of journalists were allegedly injured during the protest.

Saturday's protest came among the rising Israeli restrictions against Palestinian journalists in the occupied territories.

According to the Palestinian journalist's syndicate, Israeli authorities are increasingly limiting the movement of Palestinian journalists in an effort to prevent their work from being done.

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media (MADA) estimates that the Israeli forces had committed 833 attacks on media groups and staff in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since 2016.

At the same time, three Palestinians were injured by Israeli living ammunition during a protest in the western bank of Urif, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC).

Dozens of demonstrators also suffered from choking from tear gas fired by Israeli forces during the rally, China said.

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