The Palestinian Authority, today, condemned the detention of Palestine TV crew members in Jerusalem.
The Presidency slammed the detention of the crew as a part of the Israeli governmentâs scheme to entrench Israeli control over the occupied city of Jerusalem and its holy sites.
It called out Israeli violations that have gone unchecked, including the US administrationâs encouragement to Israel, and particularly the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israelâs capital.
It called on the international community to take action and put pressure on the Israeli government to halt its attacks against the Palestinian people.
The Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation joined in condemning the detention, slamming it as a âcrime added to the list of crimes committed against Palestinian media outlets and journalists.â
Earlier today,Â Israeli intelligence officers detained Palestine TV crew members and seized their equipment, in the latest attack against Palestinian media outlets in the occupied city of Jerusalem.
Nader Bibars, a producer with Palestine TV, said that Israeli intelligence officers broke into the filming scene during the broadcast of âGood Morning Jerusalemâ on the Mount of Olives, and detained the show’s producer, Dana Abu Shamsiya, cameraman Ameer Abed-Rabbu, and former prisoner Mohammad al-Abbasi, who was hosted on the show.
The intelligence officers seized the filming and broadcasting equipment, WAFA reports.
Meanwhile, Bibars added, Israeli police detained Palestine TV reporter Christine Rinawi and cameraman Ali Yassin, in the vicinity of Bab al-Amoud (Damascus Gate).
On November 20, Israeli police raided the offices of Palestine TV, among other institutions, and posted a notice issued by Israel’s Public Security Minister, Gilad Erdan, closing the office for six months, purportedly for planning to hold activities under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority.
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Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (firstname.lastname@example.org)