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28/10/2014
The FPA protests against Border Police deliberately firing stun grenades and rubber bullets at journalists.
15/08/2014
The repeated assaults by IDF forces on camera crews out on assignment covering protests in Hebron is totally unacceptable.
13/08/2014
AP video cameraman Simone Camilli who died in Beit Lahiya in Gaza on August 13 was laid to rest in Italy this afternoon.
11/08/2014
The FPA protests Hamas attempts to actively intervene or direct reporting by visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month.
30/07/2014
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23/07/2014
The FPA strongly condemns official and unofficial incitement against journalists covering the current warfare.
20/06/2014
Deliberate violence and intimidation against professional journalists carrying out their work anywhere is totally unacceptable.
29/05/2014
A change in policy appears to be the reason for unprecedented aggressive behaviour by the authorities against journalists covering demonstrations in Jerusalem
16/05/2014
The FPA condemns the violent attack on journalists in the Ramallah environs and demands that steps be taken to prevent such incidents in the future.
28/04/2014
The FPA has a new chairman and Board.
24/03/2014
An AP cameraman "encouraged" to leave the site of a demonstration by shooting at his car at the entrance to the Aida refugee camp yesterday. See "Statements"
23/03/2014
The FPA protests multiple SMS and emailed threats made to foreign journalists and demands the Hamas takes steps to stop this.
11/03/2014
Photojournalists from Reuters and AP injured by border police at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem this evening.
28/02/2014
The FPA condemns the violent and unprofessional behavior of an Israeli policeman during disturbances on Feb. 28 in East Jerusalem
20/12/2013
Newly arrived correspondents - useful pointers. NB The regulations re drivers licenses for foreign journalists based in Israel are about to change. Members will be updated as soon as we have some clarity.
27/07/2013
The FPA deplores the closure of Al Arabiyeh's offices in Gaza by Hamas.
04/07/2013
The FPA protests unacceptable behavior by the border police against journalists on assignment yet again

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STATEMENTS 2014


Following two incidents in which journalists were directly attacked by border police, the FPA wishes to reiterate that deliberate attacks on identifiable journalists on assignment are not acceptable.
In one incident, a CCTV correspondent and cameraman covering Friday prayers in Jerusalem’s Old City had a stun grenade thrown directly at them from a distance of three meters away. This happened just seconds after a border policeman shouted at them to leave. Following two incidents in which journalists were directly attacked by border police, the FPA wishes to reiterate that deliberate attacks on identifiable journalists on assignment are not acceptable.
In one incident, a CCTV correspondent and cameraman covering Friday prayers in Jerusalem’s Old City had a stun grenade thrown directly at them from a distance of three meters away. This happened just seconds after a border policeman shouted at them to leave.
In a direct indication that it was clear to the forces that they were not to act this way, the commander reprimanded him, suggesting that although such orders exist, they are not always enforced on the ground.
Two days later, an AP photographer and another foreign journalist were hit by rubber bullets fired at close range by a border policeman as they took pictures of protesters in the West Bank town of Silwad. They were not near the protesters at the time and the area had not been designated as off limits.
The FPA strongly protests the deliberate act of firing of tear gas, stun grenades and rubber bullets at journalists who are clearly identifiable and demands that clear orders be given to this effect to the forces operating the ground, with any violation swiftly disciplined.
 October 28th 2014

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