Israel Detains Journalist over Film about Force-Feeding Hunger Strikers

Some 6,500 Palestinians are detained by Israel. (Photo: File)

An Israeli military court has extended the detention of Palestinian journalist Nidal Alnatshi for five more days. Alnatshi is detained at Bitah Tikva detention center in Tel Aviv.

Israel arrested Alnatsha ten days ago from his family’s home in the West Bank city of Hebron.

Khalil Alnatshi, Nidal’s brother, told Safa News Agency that his brother is subjected to interrogation over a film he made about Israel’s force-feeding of Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli jails.

Alnatshi is a freed prisoner who was repeatedly arrested by Israel. Israel holds in its prisons more than 7,000 Palestinians dozens of them are journalists.

The Israeli government has reportedly signed an agreement in September, which includes censoring Palestinian content on Facebook, a move that created a huge outcry on social media outlets to protest this move.

Israel arrested Palestinian journalists over Facebook posts, due to their support for the Palestinian struggle for freedom and statehood. Israel refers to such activities as ‘incitement’.


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