Ministry of Information condemns Israel’s arrest of journalist Givara Budeiri

The Ministry of Information condemned last night the Israeli forces’ arrest of Palestinian journalist, Givara Al-Budeiri, while documenting Israeli violations in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem.

In a press release, the Ministry denounced the violent behavior of the Israeli police towards Al-Budeiri during her coverage of Israeli police attacks on nonviolent protesters in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

Al-Budeiri was covering the demonstrations of solidarity with the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on the 54th anniversary of the Naksa when Israel occupied the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights, and Sinai.

The Ministry of Information called on the UN Security Council to implement its resolution 2222 and the relevant UN frameworks on the protection of journalists, and the need to hold perpetrators to account.
Al-Budeiri was detained for several hours yesterday in an Israeli police station on Salah El-Din Street in Jerusalem after being handcuffed and violently pushed.

Source : Safa