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​IFJ Demands Full Investigation into Israeli Police Attack on Photographers

31 October 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned an attack by Israeli police on photographers near Silwad in the West Bank on Sunday, 26 October. According to reports, Israeli police fired rubber bullets at the photographers at close range while they were taking pictures of protests that followed the funeral of a Palestinian activist.

Reports said that two journalists sustained minor injuries in the attack. One reporter from Associated Press was reportedly injured on his arm while his colleague , a freelance photographer from Switzerland, Lazar Simeonov, also injured his hand and his camera was damaged.

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