Number of journalists detained in Israeli jails jumps to 22
RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) at dawn Monday arrested two journalists: Adib al-Atrash from al-Khalil and Nasereddin Khasib from Ramallah bringing the number of journalists detained in Israeli jails to 22. Palestinian Prisoner Society revealed, in a statement, that both journalists have recently obtained their Master degrees from a university in Cyprus. The Society highlighted that among the imprisoned journalists is captive Mahmoud Issa who is the oldest prisoner with the highest sentence. He has been arrested since 1993 and is serving a life sentence. Among the captives also is the female journalist Samah Dowaik from Occupied Jerusalem. She is detained for alleged incitement on Facebook. Journalist Bassam al-Sayeh is also held under custody. He is suffering from leukemia and bone cancer in addition to weak heart muscle and problems in the lungs. The Society pointed out that Israeli forces hold five Palestinian journalists under the illegal administrative detention with no charges or trials.
(Source / 20.06.2016)