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4 female Palestinian journalists detained in Israeli jails

RAMALLAH: At least four Palestinian women reporters are among the journalists detained in Israeli jails, a Palestinian prisoners’ group said on Friday.

“Four female journalists are under arrest (in Israeli jails), including a nursing mother,” the Palestinian Prisoner Society said in a statement marking the World Press Freedom Day on Friday.

The statement identified them as Ikhlas Sawalha, Rola Hasanein, Bushra al-Tawil and Asmaa Heresh, noting that three of them (Sawalha, al-Tawil and Heresh) are under administrative detention without a trial or charge.

The Palestinian rights group also said that a fifth journalist, Somaya Jawabreh, is under house arrest after her release from Israeli prison in November last year.

Earlier on Friday, the group said in a joint statement along with other rights groups that Israel has been detaining 53 Palestinian journalists in its prisons and detention facilities, including 43 arrested after Oct. 7.

Source: Philippines News Agency