"When the Prime Minister incites against the media - his supporters attack journalists", this is what the Journalists' Association in Jerusalem says today (Sunday) about the series of cases of violence against reporters and broadcasters covering the protest from the various broadcast outlets
. Netanyahu against the media at every opportunity, for the attack on a News 13 reporter last night in Or Akiva by civilians surrounded by Likud flags.
Netanyahu, who is trying to avoid referring to objective criticism, and turns his supporters against journalists, will not be able to roll his eyes when, God forbid, a journalist is harmed here.
"The Jerusalem Journalists' Association calls on the Prime Minister to immediately stop the dangerous incitement, we all have experience from the not-too-distant past and know where it might end."
The Organization of Journalists also condemned the incident and said: "Ahead of the expected stormy week, and after several incidents of physical attack against journalists and media teams in the field last week, the Organization of Journalists strongly condemns any attempt to sabotage journalistic work and harm those who carry it out. Incitement against the press, journalists and journalists Must stop!".
Yesterday, right-wing activists violently attacked a News 13 team while covering the demonstration that took place in Or Akiva against the legal revolution.
Right-wing demonstrators called the reporter Liron derogatory names, cursed her and wished her death.
The police blocked the activists, but the Likud supporters shouted at her: "Let them accompany you to the funeral like this."
Likud activists even shouted at Liron by name and her team: "Home, Al-Jazeera, you are the enemy, you sluts."
YSM police officers eventually rescued the Shabbat edition reporter - not before she was kicked by one of the protesters at the scene.
This is not the only case of an attack on journalists since the beginning of the protest against the legal coup. About two months ago, the News 13 team led by the anchor of the main edition Udi Segal, who came to submit The main edition from the scene of the attack in Neve Ya'akov in Jerusalem, was attacked by those present after the end of the broadcast.
Dozens of young people threw the fences that surrounded them at the journalist team, yelled at them "fly away", "leftists go home", "death to the Arabs" - and threatened to tear down the painting.
The rioters violently threw away the photographic equipment and caused damage.