Palestine: Israeli cops abduct journalists on suspicion of working for Al Jazeera

Source: United Press International

“Israel has detained journalists that authorities incorrectly believed were working for Al Jazeera, the news broadcaster banned from the country for its coverage of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s war in Gaza. The arrests were revealed by The New Arab, an English-language news website covering Middle Eastern affairs and based in London. It is the sister publication of Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, an Arabic-language news outlet. The journalists who were arrested were working for Al-Araby Al-Jadeed on Saturday night while covering protests in Tel Aviv calling for a hostage deal. According to Israeli journalist Oran Ziv, the crew was questioned after authorities saw live footage of the protests broadcasted by Al-Jazeera despite being banned.” (05/12/24)