Israeli police attacks Turkish journalist, breaks camera

2023-11-17 15:16:10 | Last Update : 2023-11-17 16:48:22

Israeli forces violently target Turkish journalists from TRT at Al-Aqsa Mosque, shattering their cameras during coverage before Friday prayers

The Israeli forces attacked the Turkish journalists group TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation) team; the camera was broken. Israeli forces attacked the TRT team monitoring developments before Friday prayers around the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, breaking their camera.

Israeli police physically attacked Turkish journalists covering the intervention against Muslims before Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. TRT News correspondent Murat Can Ozturk, along with cameraman Ahmet Bagis, was reporting live when they were attacked by Israeli police. The police hit the camera belonging to the team with the butt of their gun.

Despite the camera being broken, Ozturk continued the broadcast, stating that they had followed all police warnings but still faced a harsh intervention. Both local and foreign press teams present at the scene also reported the attack live.

"Israel continues to violate international law with all its armed elements, from the military to the police, and almost does not recognize any rules or principles. I condemn the attack by Israeli police on the TRT News team in Jerusalem and wish TRT family a speedy recovery. Undoubtedly, this ugly attack has added a new shame to Israel's record on freedom of the press. I reiterate our call for the international community to speak out against Israel, which continues to massacre babies, women, the elderly, the disabled, and journalists, and prevents members of the press from fulfilling their duties," Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said.

Source: Ihlas News Agency


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