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In a statement on Tuesday, The Palestinian Journalists Union in the West Bank said that the Israeli Occupation forces (IOF) have killed 102 Palestinian journalists since 1972.

The head of the union, Naser Abu Baker, said during his speech in a press conference freedom in Ramallah that 19 journalists have been killed since 2014.

During the past months, the Palestinian Journalsits Union documented 136 Israeli attacks on Palestinian journalists, and 838 in 2018, including the killing of Yasser Murtaja and Ahmad Abu Hussein in Gaza.

In 2018, 52 Palestinian journalists were arrested, and 47 were injured by live ammunition, 189 by tear gas canisters, and 17 by rubber-coated metal bullets.

Baker said that 2018 witnessed an unprecedented increase in the violations and crimes committed against Palestinian journalists, including attacks carried out by settlers.

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