Al Jazeera Arab journalist ivara Boudeiri was released from hospital on Sunday after receiving treatment for his injuries. Arrest by Israeli forces days ago.
Boudeiri’s left arm was broken when he was arrested on Saturday while covering a rally in the occupied Ar’elian district of Sheikh Arra.
Israeli police also destroyed equipment belonging to Al Azira Azira operator Nabil Matsawi. His arrest was strongly condemned by media freedom և’s observers and media observers.
The Doha-based media network’s Jerusalem correspondent was accused of assaulting a female police officer for failing to present her credentials, claiming that she and Al aze Azira categorically denied it. The footage of Boudeir’s arrest contradicted the Israeli allegations.
“I’m trying to be good, but they broke my arm. I spent the whole night in the hospital,” Boudeir told Al Jazeera.
He said he had bruises on several other parts of his body, headaches, and back and leg pain that made it difficult to walk.
Since 2000, Boudeiri has worked as a journalist for Al aze Azira TV. At the time of his arrest, he was wearing a “press” flake jacket and was holding a card from the Israeli government’s press office (GPO).
Boudeiri reported on the sit-in on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of the Naxa or “retreat” when Israel occupied the Palestinian territories of East Jerusalem, the Jordan River and the Gaza Strip in 1967, which was not recognized by the international community. ,
The Sheikh Ar has been at the center of protests for weeks in support of neighboring Palestinian families standing nearby. threat of forced deportation pave the way for Jewish settlers.
Boudeiri said he was treated as a “criminal” when he was taken to a police station, detained for several hours and prevented from taking off his heavy jacket or closing his eyes.
“We will force you to remain silent … if we force Al Jazeera to remain silent, everyone will be silent,” Boudeir was quoted as saying by an Israeli police officer while he was in custody.
Like many, he said he was “just covering the ground,” that journalists were “telling the whole world what was going on here.”
“The microphone իկը the camera will remain … nothing will stop us,” he added.
Israel “loses in information war”
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) spokeswoman Sabrina Bennou called the arrest “a clear violation of freedom of the press.”
“There is a clear will on the part of the Israeli authorities not to allow journalists to do their job and not to report on the spot,” he said.
Meanwhile, a rally was held in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday afternoon in solidarity with Palestinian journalists targeted by the Israeli authorities.
“Some of the speakers feel that Israel is deliberately targeting these journalists because they are showing the world the reality of what happened during the occupation,” said Al-Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim, according to Ramallah.
“They feel that Israel is losing the media war because they feel that it has been exposed, its means, its violations, that is why they are trying to target journalists in order to silence them.”
Israeli aid campaign on May 15 destroyed the tower In the Gaza Strip, where the offices of Al aze Azira, the Associated Press and other media outlets were located during the 11-day bombing of the coastal enclave
At least 14 Palestinian journalists have been arrested and detained by Israeli forces in recent weeks, according to Reporters Without Borders.
Several Palestinian journalists with media cards have been barred from entering the Sheikh Ar area by Israeli police, who claim they need a GPO card.
Israeli police on Sunday arrested activists Muna al-Kurd և Muhammad al-Kurd, twins who were at the forefront of a campaign to end the forced expulsion of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Ar.
Mohammed al-Kurd and his sister are behind a three-month #SaveSheikhJarrah social media campaign.