The Foreign Correspondents Association in Israel on Sunday condemned the arrest of a correspondent for Al Jazeera television during a demonstration in the Sheikh Jara district of Jerusalem.
The arrest was added to the “long list” of “Israeli police crackdowns in recent weeks on journalists who carried clear” status, the union said in a statement, calling on authorities to punish members of law enforcement. who injured the correspondent and respect the freedom of the press.
Jivara Boudeiri, who is seen in a video of the episode wearing a vest with the word “press” on it, was released four hours after she was forcibly brought in to cover protests in the East Jerusalem district, where the situation has been tense lately.
She was offered care in a hospital, as her left arm is broken and she has suffered bruises and bruises, according to the announcement of the Union. The cameraman who was with her was also beaten by police.
Police did not allow the Al Jazeera correspondent to go to her car to pick up and show them her accreditation by the Israeli authorities, the Foreign Correspondents Association said.
An Israeli police spokesman said on Saturday that the journalist had “attacked” security forces as they tried to disperse a demonstration in Sheikh Jara and that he had “refused” to give her details.
The dispute over the possible expulsion of Palestinian families living in Sheikh Jara for the benefit of Jewish settlers has escalated tensions and was one of the causes of the outbreak of hostilities in the Gaza Strip between the Israeli army and the armed arm of Hamas.
The district has been in the spotlight for years, due to real estate disputes. Despite the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist faction that rules the Gaza Strip, tensions in Sheikh Jara continue.
An Israeli court has ruled in favor of the eviction of Palestinians from the district.
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