Israel’s Targeting of Palestinian Journalists Is Only Getting Worse

a journalist protests israel's crackdown on press freedom
A journalist holds placards depicting Israeli police beating AFP photojournalist Ahmad Gharabli in a demonstration against Israeli police attacks on Palestinian journalists, in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem, May 28, 2021 (AP photo by Maya Alleruzzo).

The killing of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by the Israeli military in May has been widely reported and denounced internationally and regionally. But there has been little international media and public attention paid to the broader problem of intimidation, threats and targeting faced by Palestinian journalists.

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