Press syndicate denounces Israel assault on Al-Jazeera crew

Givara Al Budeiri
Al Jazeera journalist, Givara Budeiri, is seen after her release from a police station in East Jerusalem, on June 6, 2021. (AFP photo)
AMMAN — The Jordan Press Association's (JPA) council on Saturday denounced Israel occupation forces' assault on two journalists working for Al-Jazeera satellite channel while they were covering a sit-in in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem.اضافة اعلان

The channel’s correspondent, Givara Al-Budeiri, and cameraman, Nabil Mazzawi, were attacked by the occupation forces as they were covering events there, and Budeiri was arrested before she was released later in the day, and the equipment destroyed.

JPA described the act as a "blatant and unjustified assault" on "two colleagues [who] were covering a peaceful event in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood," charging that the brutality was aimed at preventing news coverage of the developments in the area, where Israel has decided to forcibly evict families from their homes, banning media coverage.

The council renewed its call to the International Federation of Journalists and the General Union of Arab Journalists to "take a decisive stance towards these continuous and repeated attacks, all of which constitute a violation of international conventions and agreements".

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