JSC urges international intervention to stop Israel's policy of arresting journalists

The Journalis Support Committee has called for an international intervention to stop the policy of arresting Palestinian journalists.

In a statement received by SAFA Wednesday, the Committee reported that the occupation had released journalist Bashri Tawari al-Bireh from Damon prison after an administrative detention of 11 months, even though she had obtained a substantial decision not to extend her administrative detention. Her father, the prisoner Jamal Tawila, had been under hunger strike for 29 days, demanding her freedom.

The Committee points out that, with the release of the longtime journalist, 23 journalists remain in occupation prisons, of whom 7 are in administrative detention.

It stressed that the crimes carried out by the occupation against the media were expected from the framework of freedom of the press, information, publication and printing to prosecute the Israeli authorities and also required the implementation of Security Council resolution No. 2222, which guaranteed the protection of journalists.

It condemned the unprecedented daily attacks committed by the occupying forces against journalists, institutions and media freedoms in the occupied Bank and Jerusalem.

The Commission called on international and human rights institutions to press for  the release of 23 journalists and Palestinian media activists.

Source : Safa