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Stockholm - Skyline International for Human Rights condemnes the Israeli army's continued attacks on Palestinian journalists during its military and security operations in the occupied Palestinian territories.

In a statement released today, Thursday, Skyline states that " The latest attacks took place on Wednesday, February 22, when Israeli forces directly targeted three Palestinian journalists during their massive military operation in Nablus that killed 10 Palestinians and injured 102 others.

It says that Israeli soldiers deliberately opened fire on a group of Palestinian journalists while they were reporting on the storming of Nablus.

Skyline points out that the journalists were targeted even though they were wearing jackets marked for their journalistic work, and emphasises that what happened was an extension of the Israeli approach of shooting journalists directly to hinder their work and cover up the truth

.In this context, Skyline refers to the violations documented by the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate in 2022, including 90 crimes and violations by Israeli authorities that caused serious harm, including the murder of journalist Sherine Abu Aqleh, correspondent for Al-Jazeera, and the murder of journalist Ghufran Warasneh, who works for a local radio station.

According to this information, journalists on the ground were deliberately hit by "52" Israeli army bullets, including live bullets, metal bullets, rubber bullets, and plastic bullets, and three journalists were injured by shrapnel from rockets in the Gaza Strip.

The number of people directly injured by tear gas canisters, stun grenades and sewage amounted to 95 physically injured journalists, in addition to 68 cases of asphyxiation as a result of inhaling poisonous tear gas.

The Journalists' Syndicate also documented that 117 journalists were physically attacked by Israeli forces, whether with sticks, shields, rifle butts, fists, or kicks.

Skyline confirms that the continuation of these violations is due to the silence of the international community, including international institutions concerned with the freedom of journalistic work, which encourages Israel to continue committing violations against journalistic work in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Moreover, Skyline emphasizes that the international community's negative role toward the Israeli authorities' practices against the right to freedom of opinion, expression, and

journalistic work-especially the attacks on journalists-and the continuation of the policy of impunity provide implicit cover for Israel's continued violations.

At the end of its statement, the human rights foundation Skyline calls on Israeli authorities to stop their constant attacks on Palestinian journalists and to respect the press teams as they report and cover events in the Palestinian territories.