International Federation of Journalists calls on Israel to investigate attacks on Palestinian journalists

The International Federation of Journalists, a global union federation with members in both Israel and Palestine, has called on the Israeli government to investigate an attack on Palestinian journalists which took place in the village of Bil’in, in the occupied West Bank.  The statement issued by the IFJ both denounces the firing of rubber bullets and the use of stun grenades against journalists — which it calls “deliberate targeting” of journalists — and also demands that the Israeli government investigate what took place.

In recent months, the IFJ has played a key role in helping to strengthen trade unionism among Palestinian journalists.

They have also criticized the Hamas government in Gaza for its treatment of journalists in the past.