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“MADA” condemns the attack on the J-media photographer Laith Jaar

Ramallah – June, 13th, 2022 - The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the attacks on citizens and journalists by the Palestinian security while they were trying to cover a protest event for the Islamic bloc in front of An-Najah National University in Nablus City Last Wednesday.

On Wednesday afternoon, members of the Palestinian security and the university guards and some members of the “Student Youth Movement” – a student form for FATEH Movement in the universities - assaulted, without any justification, J-Media agency photographer Laith Bassem Jaar, 25 years old, by beating him and smashing his camera.

Also they prevented the journalist Mahmoud Fawzi from covering a protest event for the Islamic Bloc in front of the university.

MADA Center stresses the need to provide the necessary protection for citizens to express their opinions and for journalists while performing their work, and to hold those responsible for the attacks accountable.