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28 Palestinian journalists in Israel jails

Palestinian journalist with Israeli soldiers
Israeli soldiers surround a Palestinian journalist [File photo]

The number of Palestinian journalists arrested by Israeli occupation forces became 28 after the detention of two journalists from West Bank and Jerusalem, Quds Press reported on Wednesday.

In a statement reported by Quds Press, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) said that occupation forces arrested Palestinian photojournalist Amin Siyam and the female journalist Bushra Al-Taweel.

Family sources told the PPC that the Israeli occupation forces raided Siyam’s house on Tuesday night in Jerusalem’s neighbourhood of Silwan and did not find him.

He was then called in for questioning at Al-Qashlah detention centre in the West Jerusalem, but he was locked up. An Israeli court, the PPC said, yesterday extended his detention until Sunday.

Occupation forces yesterday raided the house of Al-Taweel in occupied Ramallah and arrested her.

Three journalists are being held under administrative detention in Israeli jails, the PPC said, while 18 have been detained and are awaiting their hearings.

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