A Palestinian journalist has been arrested by Israeli authorities for filming soldiers operating in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Facebook Live. They claim he was inciting violence against Israel and the army.
Israel’s war on the #press continues with the abduction of Palestinian journalist Ali Dar Ali from his home in #Ramallah during predawn raids today
❌#TruthHurts (especially Israeli criminals committing #warcrimes)#GroupPalestine#قروب_فلسطيني pic.twitter.com/6mQprNBJ59
— ✖️???? Ᾰฑฑ༈℮ ????✖️ (@Betelgeuse100) August 15, 2018
Ali Dar Ali live-streamed two videos on Facebook on Tuesday morning, which showed Israeli soldiers operating in the Al-Amari refugee camp. They were drawing up a plan of a Palestinian home, a procedure typically done before demolishing a building, according to Gaza-based journalist Hind Khoudary.
Israeli forces raided Ali’s home and arrested him the following day. The journalist’s mother, Umm Ali Dar Ali, told RT that the family was sleeping when they heard a knock on the door in the middle of the night.
Prisoners' Affairs : Israel occupation transfers the journalist Ali Dar Ali to the Ofer jail and will be presented tomorrow to the military court to extend his detention. pic.twitter.com/mZyoPg4PtS
— Belal yaghi (@Belal_Yaghi) August 15, 2018
“We woke up and opened the door. They told us they are soldiers…they went upstairs and arrested him. He told me ‘Mom, don’t be afraid. I hope I won’t stay there for long,'”
Ali’s mother also said that when she and other members of the family went to the court, they were told her son’s detention was being extended.
The gratitude was always mine to be able to be by your side & share your struggle
Courage friend, truth and justice can not hide behind silence
Today in the first hour was arrested & journalist Ali Dar Ali The Zionist state is leading an escalation against Palestinian journalism. pic.twitter.com/VXdjXQrEEw
— india support for free Palestine!?????? (@Imtiyazmakrani4) August 15, 2018
The Palestine Broadcasting Corporation, which Ali works for, has called for his immediate release, accusing Israel of targeting the Palestinian media.
The agency said in a statement:
“These measures are intended to silence the Palestinian voice and dim the picture so that Israel can commit its crimes without any noise.”
Palestine journalist Ali Dar Ali was arrested by Israel forces under the accusation of “inciting violence”
࿐ he remains under administrative detention
Yet another #Israeli #Farce
❌#TruthHurts❌??#IsraeliWarCriminals #GroupPalestine#قروب_فلسطينيhttps://t.co/FIEHreSxRb pic.twitter.com/3f7k50YqZl
— ✖️???? Ᾰฑฑ༈℮ ????✖️ (@Betelgeuse100) August 16, 2018
Filming Israeli soldiers is illegal in Israel while filming them with the intent of “undermining the spirit of the army” is punishable by up to five years in prison.
— Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) August 9, 2018
Ali is at least the eighth Palestinian journalist to be arrested by Israel since July 30, according to numbers cited by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which said in a statement that “Israel has been relentless in its assault on the Palestinian press” and called on all detained journalists to be released.
(RT, PC, Social Media)