Hamas Islamic Resistance

Hamas condemns Israeli attacks on Palestinian journalists

17 April, 18

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas condemns continuous Israeli violations against the Palestinian journalists who cover demonstrations of Great March of Return.

According to the Palestinian ministry of information, the Israeli occupation forces shot and killed one journalist and wounded 66 others during the media coverage of the Great March of Return in Gaza.

The ministry said that most of the journalist were targeted on March 30 –the first Friday of the Great March of Return.

Citing the use of lethal force, which was condemned by all human rights groups and the UN, the ministry said that 19 of the wounded journalists were targeted with live ammunition.

In a previously issued statement, Hamas said that targeting journalists and mass media by the Israeli occupation forces is an attempt to silence to voice of the truth and deter the Palestinians seeking to regain their rights.