The event followed the controversial flag march in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday.
“Last night, during the stone throwing incident in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah District, two suspects at the scene attacked with violent violence, including battering with sticks, fists and tear gas, and covered up the incidents” and “claimed to have stolen the mobile device in his hand” it was said.
The statement said, “As a result of the attack, the journalist was injured and treated.”
In a statement made by the Israeli Police, “We see all kinds of violence, especially against journalists who fulfill their duties. We will continue to act decisively against violence and bullying until the perpetrators are involved in these actions.” it was said.
The attacked journalist, Iyad Harab, works with the Israeli news channel Kann News. Shortly after the attack, the CNN crew saw Harab lying on the street, screaming the pain in his eyes.
Harab later said in a video statement he shared on Twitter that he had been sprayed with “pepper spray or tear gas” by “young Jews”. Knesset member Ahmed Tibi shared Harab’s video description of the incident.
“After finishing the events at the Damascus Gate, I came here after the march passed… There were clashes here and I came to film young Jews. When they saw that I was filming, they came and said ‘don’ to me. ‘film.’ Then they attacked me, someone came and sprayed me with tear gas or tear gas, I don’t know exactly,” said Harab.
“I fell on the ground, I couldn’t see anything. And after I fell, they came with sticks, hitting my head, back, leg. They knocked me down, and once again they kept beating me. It was on the ground. I want to emphasize that the police, I shouted, I shouted, the police were on the scene and nothing “He didn’t even move his finger,” he said.
When asked to respond to Harab’s accusations, Israeli police spokesman partially said, “After the serious incident, the police opened an investigation, and as a result, they were able to arrest 2 suspects in a short time, and the court granted the police’s request and extended their detention for several days.”
Video taken by CNN and others shortly thereafter shows Israeli officers offering to help Harab and trying to bring water to it.
Sheikh Jarrah is a neighborhood in East Jerusalem not far from the Old City where conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians often flare up.
During the flag parade in the Old City on Sunday, the CNN crew witnessed several violent encounters in which Israeli nationalists attacked Palestinians and journalists – including CNN employees – with tear gas and threw sticks and bottles at reporters gathered to cover the march.