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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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PA slams Israel’s detention of Palestinian journalist

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian leadership on Saturday condemned Israel’s detention of a Palestinian journalist at the Allenby crossing between the occupied West Bank and Jordan while he was en route to a journalism convention in Bosnia. The Palestinian Authority Ministry of Information in a statement following the journalists’ detention said: …

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