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Israeli authorities order 4-month detention of Palestinian journalist Amer Abu Arafa

Friday , 05 August 2022

On August 1, 2022 the Ofer Israeli Military Court ordered Palestinian journalist Amer Abu Arafa, a correspondent for the London-based Quds Press News Agency, to be held in administrative detention for four months, according to Quds Press and the MADA Center, a Palestinian press freedom organization.

Israel accuses Abu Arafa of alleged "membership in a terrorist organization." Israeli forces raided Abu Arafa’s home and arrested him July 19.

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