Israeli forces injured three journalists as they were covering protests in Jerusalem and Gaza on Friday, according to the Journalist Support Committee (JSC) in Palestine.
They attacked a photographer Iyad Hamad, who was covering protests in the Wadi al-Hummus area of Jerusalem, breaking his foot, said a representative of the committee. He added a local reporter Osama Al-Kahlut was shot in the foot with a live bullet and Hatem Omar, working for foreign news agency, was injured by a rubber bullet.
A total of 49 people were injured by Israeli soldiers in Gaza on Friday
Since the Gaza rallies began in March last year, two journalists have been killed and 353 others injured by Israeli forces, the JSC official said.
Palestinians, on Friday, converged near a security fence that separates the Gaza Strip from Israel, to demonstrate against Israel’s decades-long occupation of Palestinian territories.
Gaza’s National Authority for Return and Breaking the Siege (NARBS), which organizes weekly rallies, called on Palestinians to attend the demonstration and affirm their right to return to their villages in historical Palestine.