[Tuesday Evening, February 18, 2014] The Israeli Police in occupied Jerusalem kidnapped a Palestinian photojournalist, identified as Mohammad Abed-Rabbo, over a Facebook post and picture he shared. Abed Rabbo was moved to the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility, west of Jerusalem, and was interrogated for more than one hour.
The interrogators told him he was under interrogation for publishing a picture of Jerusalem City Council Head, Nir Barkat, describing him as the “mayor of occupied Jerusalem”.
Abed-Rabbo told the Panet Agency that the interrogators described what he wrote as “incitement”.
His Facebook post came when he was commenting on a visit by Barkat to Sur Baher Palestinian town, in occupied Jerusalem, during the opening ceremony of a public center.
He said that his arrest and interrogation are part of Israel’s ongoing violations against Palestinian journalists and different Palestinian media outlets in occupied Palestine, including the occupied Palestinian city of Jerusalem.
“This type of harassment and intimidation will not deter the journalists from performing their duties”, he said. “They cannot silence us, they cannot blind our cameras that expose their crimes against our people.”