The Times of Israel reports: A pair of Israeli journalists were attacked in Istanbul on Wednesday amid the sharp deterioration in ties between Turkey and Israel over clashes on the Gaza border and the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.
Ohad Hemo, Palestinian affairs correspondent for Hadashot TV news, and cameraman Oded Bino were reporting from Istanbul’s Taksim Square when they were accosted.
“A group of Turks recognized the ‘Hadashot’ logo and the language [Hebrew] in which we were speaking.
They stood and yelled ‘murderers, murderers’ and then a few started pushing us,” said Hemo.
“One of them started really hitting my cameraman.”