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Israeli authorities sentence Palestinian journalist to 6-month detention

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli authorities sentenced Palestinian journalist, activist, and Addameer media coordinator Hasan Safadi to six months of administrative detention on Friday, the prisoner’s rights group Addameer announced.Israeli forces detained Safadi as he crossed the Allenby bridge between the occupied West Bank and Jordan at the start of May, …

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Report: Israel is detaining 20 Palestinian Journalists

IMEMC/ The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) has reported that the Israeli occupation is holding captive twenty Palestinians journalists, including its General Secretariat, Omar Nazzal. While congratulating journalist Mohammad al-Qeeq, and his family, after winning his freedom following an extended hunger strike that lasted for 94 days, the PJS said that …

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Palestinian journalist sentenced to 9 months in Israeli jails

An Israeli court yesterday sentenced Palestinian journalist Sami Al-Sa’e to nine months in jail for “Facebook incitement”, Quds Press reported. Speaking to Quds Press, Al-Sa’e’s wife, Amani Al-Jondob, said: “The Israeli court sentenced my husband after the jury approved the Israeli Public Prosecution’s charges against him.” She stressed that her …

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Israel postpones indictment of Palestinian journalist over alleged online ‘incitement’

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — A Palestinian woman journalist is currently awaiting an indictment after being detained for more than a month in an Israeli prison over statements on social media, the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) told Ma’an on Thursday.Samah Dweik, a 25-year-old journalist working for Shabakat al-Quds (The Jerusalem Network), was …

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Palestinian government cancels registration of 50 NGOs over law violation

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Interior decided on Wednesday to cancel the registration of 50 non-governmental organizations registered in Ramallah district over violations of Article 37 of Palestinian law.The ministry explained in a statement that the organizations in question had received written warrants from asking them to …

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Israeli court convicts Palestinian boy of 2 counts of attempted murder

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — The Israeli district court in Jerusalem convicted a 14-year-old Palestinian boy on Tuesday of two counts of attempted murder for allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack in an Israeli settlement in October.Ahmad Salih Manasra was found guilty by the court of carrying out a stabbing attack on …

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MADA: Media Freedoms in Palestine are still a target for escalating attacks

PNN/ Ramallah/ The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day, as a stand to assess the state of press freedoms across the world, and to shed light on attacks against journalists and media freedoms, moreover, to promote a culture of press freedoms and freedom …

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Israeli military orders detention of Palestinian journalist Omar Nazzal

The 53-year-old to be held for four months without charge or trial on suspicion of ‘unlawful activity’ for PLO faction Israel’s military has ordered a Palestinian journalist to be held for four months without charges or trial. The military said Omar Nazzal is being held in administrative detention on suspicion …

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Statue of Nelson Mandela inaugurated in Ramallah

PNN/Ramallah Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, inaugurated a statue of South African leader Nelson Mandela on Tuesday afternoon in the central area of Ramallah. The square where the statue was installed in the al-Tira neighborhood will officially be renamed Mandela Square. According to WAFA news, Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau and …

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IOF arrest Palestinian journalist on his way to Europe for a conference

PNN/Bethlehem Palestinian journalist Omar Nazzal was arrested by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Saturday at the ‘Al-Karamah’ crossing while travelling to Bosnia to attend a Conference. Nazzal, who is a member of the general assembly of MADA center, and a member of the General Secretariat of the Palestinian journalists …

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