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Israel arrests 7 Palestinian journalists in one week

Palestinian journalists stage a protest demanding releasing of the Palestinian journalists in front of the Ofer prison in Ramallah, West Bank on 5 August, 2018 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]
Palestinian journalists stage a protest demanding releasing of the Palestinian journalists in front of the Ofer prison in Ramallah, West Bank on 5 August, 2018 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation authorities arrested seven Palestinian journalists in one week from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, Al-Khaleej Online reported yesterday.

Israeli Attacks on Press - Cartoon [Sarwar Ahmed/MiddleEastMonitor]

Israeli Attacks on Press – Cartoon [Sarwar Ahmed/MiddleEastMonitor]

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) described this as a “dangerous escalation against the Palestinian information freedoms in the occupied lands.”

According to the PPC, the Israeli occupation forces yesterday arrested Ibrahim Al-Rantisi from Ramallah, who is the correspondent of the Turkish TRT channel, and the journalist Nader Peipers from occupied Jerusalem during a raid on his house.

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The two journalists were among 16 Palestinians who were arrested by the Israeli occupation forces during a detention campaign carried out in several West Bank cities and villages.

The Israeli occupation army said in a statement that its forces had arrested 13 Palestinians who were “wanted” over activities related to the popular resistance against Israel.

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