[ PIC 06/03/2013 – 08:55 PM ]
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RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) are incarcerating 11 Palestinian journalists the latest was taken from his home in Nablus at dawn Wednesday.
The Tadamoun foundation for human rights said in a statement that Bakir Ateeli, 27, works as a cameraman and a news producer for a number of local and Arab satellite TV networks.
It recalled that he was previously held in Israeli jails for more than two years.
The foundation charged the IOA with escalating the targeting of Palestinian journalists with the start of this year 2013, arresting four of them so far.
It said that the oldest serving Palestinian journalist in Israeli jails is the Jerusalemite Yassin Abu Khadir, who has been detained since 27/12/1987 and is serving a 28-year sentence, noting that another Jerusalemite journalist, Mahmoud Issa, is serving the longest sentence among those detained reporters of three life sentences plus 41 years since 3/6/1993.
In the same context, the Palestinian journalists syndicate urged human rights groups, press associations, local and foreign, and civil rights societies to step in and demand release of all Palestinian journalists from Israeli captivity.
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