Palestinian murdered, Journalist shot, PA closed J-Media office

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Soldiers kill a Palestinian, injure 49, near Nablus

On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man near Beita Junction, south of the northern city of Nablus in the West Bank. The incident sparked protests in which the soldiers injured at least 49 Palestinians.
Palestinian sources said the man, Shadi Omar Lutfi Salim, 41, was shot after soldiers ambushed him at the intersection of the city and fired live ammunition at him.
They added that the soldiers took the badly injured Palestinian with them before declaring that he had died of his injuries.
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers were hiding in an olive grove near the road when they ambushed the man and opened fire on him.
The Palestinian oversaw water resources in the Beita City Council. He was on his way home from work when the soldiers shot himIt is worth noting that the soldiers also ambushed and kidnapped four young men, near Mount Sbeih, and took them to their military post at the summit.

Israeli bullets wound QNN correspondent in Nablus

QNN correspondent in Nablus, Abdullah Bahsh, was wounded by Israeli bullets during a raid on Nablus yesterday morning.
Video footage showed the moment Israeli forces opened fire on Bahsh, wounding him with a rubber-coated metal bullet in his leg as he defeated clashes that erupted in the city after the Israeli raid.
Bahsh had previously been wounded several times by Israeli forces during his service.
Israeli forces stormed eastern Nablus on Tuesday to secure a settler raid on Joseph’s tomb.

Palestinian Authority troops close J-Media office, summon director for questioning

Palestinian Authority forces closed the J-Media office in Ramallah and summoned Director Alaa Al-Rimawi on Tuesday evening.
The director of the office in Ramallah, Alaa Al-Rimawi, told Quds News Network that PA forces closed the network’s office after “[the] staff denied access to the office or removed their personal belongings, without give a reason for closing the office. ”
He also said he was later subpoenaed for questioning at the public prosecutor’s office in Ramallah.
Al-Rimawi called for “a press conference at the Lawyers for Justice syndicate to discuss the closure of J-Media’s office.”
Al-Rimawi has also launched a hunger and water strike in protest at the closure of the office by PA forces and for summoning him for questioning.
Al-Rimawi told QNN that the office’s closure is merely a political decision, adding that Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh stands behind this decision as he seeks revenge against Palestinian news media.
ion and freedom of work for journalists, while he and the government are fighting freedom of expression.

(Sources: IMEMC, Quds News Network)

Henny A.J. Kreeft
Independent Citizen Journalism

© Khamakar News Agency / 28.07.2021

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