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Palestinian security forces arrest journalist Hazem Naser in the West Bank
April 19, 2018
Source: Committee to Protect Journalists

Palestinian Preventive Security Forces at approximately 12:30 a.m. on April 18, 2018 arrested Hazem Naser, a Palestinian cameraperson and video editor for An-Najah Broadcasting Channel (NBC) at his house in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, according to news reports and Naser's sister, Sahar Naser, who lives with Naser at the family home.
"They had a search warrant, so they searched the house, but didn't seize anything. When the search was complete, they arrested my brother Hazem without mentioning any charge of any reason for his arrest," Sahar Naser told CPJ.
Since 2015, Naser has worked as a cameraperson and video editor for An-Najah NBC, a station that is affiliated with An-Najah University and is staffed by media professionals and students. The current Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is also president of the university, which is located in the West Bank city of Nablus.
Naser was previously arrested by Israeli forces at a checkpoint south of Nablus in April 2016 and held under administrative detention for eight months. He was released in November 2016, according to news reports.
Before working at An-Najah NBC, Naser worked as photographer, cameraman, and video editor for the Palestinian media production companies Ramsat and Transmedia.