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Ramallah police shut down J-Media office

Palestinian journalist Alaa Al-Rimawi [Maymouna Afana]
Palestinian journalist Alaa Al-Rimawi [Maymouna Afana]

Palestinian police on Tuesday shut the office of J-Media in Ramallah.

The director of the Ramallah office Alaa Al-Rimawi told Safa Press Agency that the police had closed the network's office after: "Prohibiting our staff from accessing it or removing any of their personal belongings."

He added that he later received a summons for interrogation at the Ramallah public prosecution. The senior journalist called for: "Holding a press conference at the Lawyers for Justice syndicate to discuss J-Media's office closure."

Al-Rimawi was recently arrested for several days by the Palestinian Authority following his sermon at the funeral of political dissident Nizar Banat, who was killed by a police officer in Hebron.

Al-Rimawi was later released before going on a hunger strike after the public prosecutor transferred his detention from Ramallah to Hebron.

READ: Israeli soldiers held BBQ in prison cell to break Palestinian hunger-striking journalist Al-Rimawi

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