The Palestinian Red Crescent said that 10 Palestinian citizens and journalists were injured as the occupation forces suppressed – with tear gas and rubber bullets – a crowd of Palestinians in front of an Israeli police station on Salah El-Din Street in occupied Jerusalem.
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Tlaib indicated – in a tweet on Twitter about the release of Al-Jazeera correspondent Guevara Al-Budairi – that “the attempts that she described as fascist to silence the truth about the apartheid government will not succeed.”
Tlaib added that “this matter did not work in the apartheid regime in South Africa, and it will not work here, and that the people’s will for liberation cannot be absent,” as she put it.
Al-Jazeera correspondent Najwan Samri was injured by shrapnel of a stun grenade fired by the Israeli occupation forces at protesters on Salah El-Din Street in occupied Jerusalem, while Al-Jazeera correspondent Guevara Al-Budairi and photographer Nabil Mazawi left the hospital after the occupation forces attacked them yesterday, Saturday, in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
Najwan Samri was injured in the knee by shrapnel of a stun grenade as a result of the Israeli occupation forces firing stun grenades at a crowd of citizens and journalists who were in solidarity with activists Mona and Muhammad Al-Kurd, who were detained in the occupation police station on Salah El-Din Street.
Our colleague Samri received field treatment by Palestinian Red Crescent crews, then she was transferred to the hospital to continue treatment, and her condition was described as between medium and mild.
Meanwhile, Guevara left Al-Budairi Hospital after spending a whole night under observation, as medical examinations showed that she had a fracture in her left hand and bruised head and parts of her body.
Colleague Guevara was taken to the hospital after she was released after an investigation and detained for hours in an Israeli police station on Salah El-Din Street. During the arrest, she was also handcuffed and beaten by the occupation soldiers.
Colleague Nabil Mazawi, who was with her, was also attacked, as the occupation soldiers threw him to the ground and smashed his camera. He underwent medical examinations at Hadassah Hospital, after which it was found that he had bruises.
Numerous international organizations have denounced al-Budairi’s arrest; The International Press Institute said that Israel’s targeting of journalists in recent weeks is an attempt to suppress independent media coverage, and called on Israel to hold its soldiers who attack journalists accountable.
The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor also condemned the arrest and beating of Al-Budairi, while Eden White, head of the Ethical Journalism Network, said that Israel cannot deny what the videos show, and is guilty of abusing journalists.
In turn, the Palestinian Ministry of Information condemned the occupation’s assault on the Al-Jazeera correspondent while performing her journalistic duties, and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate strongly condemned the arrest of Al-Budairi and the assault on her and the Al-Jazeera photographer.
Today, Sunday, dozens of Palestinian journalists participated in a solidarity stand in Ramallah with Al-Jazeera in front of its office in the city, denouncing the occupation’s attacks on the channel’s crews.
“(Israel) wants to kill the Messenger (the journalist) instead of stopping the ugliness of the crimes it is carrying out against the citizens,” said Walid Al-Omari, director of Al Jazeera’s office in Ramallah.
The Central Committee of the Fatah movement called on its frameworks and the Palestinian people to rally next Thursday, and to stand united; To defend Jerusalem and the Islamic and Christian holy sites and to confront the march of extremist settlers.
The Fatah movement held the Israeli government fully responsible for the explosive situation in Jerusalem and the entire Palestinian territories.
It also called on the international community to intervene quickly to stop what it called the hysteria of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli extreme right and to curb his movements in Jerusalem, which threaten to explode the entire region, according to the statement.