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State of Palestine: Reporters rally outside Israeli prison to support hunger-strikers02:05

State of Palestine: Reporters rally outside Israeli prison to support hunger-strikers

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, near Ramallah
August 5, 2018 at 13:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

A body representing Palestinian journalists protested outside the Israeli Ofer prison near Ramallah on Sunday in solidarity with colleagues on hunger strike or detained in prison.

Members of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) and families of those detained rallied outside the prison gates under the watchful eye of the Israeli prison service.

On July 30, the director of Al-Quds TV station in the West Bank Alaa al-Rimawi was arrested during an Israeli raid on his home. He immediately went on hunger strike to protest his detention, according to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society.

His wife, Mimouna Husam al-Din called Israel's actions a 'policy of arrogance' and 'piracy against Palestinian media.'

Israeli security forces have detained another four journalists in raids in the West Bank this week, bringing to total up to 30 according to reports.

State of Palestine: Reporters rally outside Israeli prison to support hunger-strikers02:05
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A body representing Palestinian journalists protested outside the Israeli Ofer prison near Ramallah on Sunday in solidarity with colleagues on hunger strike or detained in prison.

Members of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) and families of those detained rallied outside the prison gates under the watchful eye of the Israeli prison service.

On July 30, the director of Al-Quds TV station in the West Bank Alaa al-Rimawi was arrested during an Israeli raid on his home. He immediately went on hunger strike to protest his detention, according to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society.

His wife, Mimouna Husam al-Din called Israel's actions a 'policy of arrogance' and 'piracy against Palestinian media.'

Israeli security forces have detained another four journalists in raids in the West Bank this week, bringing to total up to 30 according to reports.

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