RAMALLAH, May 16, 2012 (WAFA) – The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) Wednesday condemned Israeli police physical assault against a Palestinian photojournalist in East Jerusalem, said a PJS press release.
Diala Jwehan said she was covering the arrest of a Palestinian youth in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya when Israeli police threw her to the ground and stepped on her with their military boots causing bruises all over her body. Jewhan, who lost conscious for a while, had her camera’s lens broken.
PJS held the Israeli authorities fully responsible for any harm done to Palestinian journalists and demanded an investigation into the assault and punishment of the perpetrators.
The syndicate called for an international intervention to prevent further attacks against Palestinian journalists in the occupied territories.