Friday, December 14, 2012

Israel soldiers accused of assaulting journalists

The Israeli army has been accused of mistreating its journalists after soldiers allegedly assaulted two cameramen before forcing them to strip and kneel in the street, and exploding a tear-gas canister in their faces.

One of the cameramen needed hospital treatment after the incident, which is said to have happened in the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday evening.

The journalists, Yousri Al Jamal and Ma'amoun Wazwaz, who were both working for Reuters news agency, were driving to a check point where a Palestinian teenager had earlier been shot dead by an Israeli soldier when they were stopped by a military foot patrol.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/9745969/Israel-soldiers-accused-of-assaulting-journalists.html