The Legal Protection Unit for Journalists at Press House - Palestine (BAS) has published a factsheet on the violations against media freedoms in Palestine in July 2023.
The factsheet highlighted violations committed against Palestinian journalists whether by Israeli Occupation, or Internal Palestinian entities, in addition to digital rights violations. The number of committed violations in July against Media Freedoms in Palestine reached (123), (77) Palestinian journalists were exposed to these violations.
The Legal Protection Unit at Press House has documented (83) violations committed by Israeli Occupation representing (67%) out of total violations, (7) internal violations representing (6%) and (33) violations of digital rights representing (27%).
The factsheet showed the distribution of violations by geographical area, which indicates that most of them were committed by the Israeli occupation, (83) violations were committed, including (80) violations in the West Bank, while (3) violations were committed in the Gaza Strip.
As for the internal violations, (7) violations were committed in the Gaza Strip, and (3) violations were documented in the West Bank.
As for the digital rights violations, The Legal Protection Unit monitored (33) digital violations, distributed between (3) violations of journalists from the West Bank and (30) violations of journalists from the Gaza Strip, especially during the last escalation on Jenin during July 2023, where the WhatsApp platform launched a campaign to close the accounts of a large number of journalists, and it was noted that the total digital rights violations of Palestinian journalists were committed by the company "Meta" as follows : (9) violations via Facebook, and (24) of WhatsApp accounts.
For more information you can see the factsheet of July, 2023 below: