Wednesday, July 26
Latest News
  1. Al-Haq: Palestinian shopkeepers suffer as Old City souq remains closed
  2. Israeli forces raid health clinic in hometown of Halamish attacker
  3. UN envoy calls on Fatah, Hamas, to reconcile to end Gaza’s suffering
  4. Amnesty slams Israeli police for ‘terrifying’ hospital raids
  5. Israel to destroy remains of previously demolished attacker's home
  6. Israeli forces detain 22 Palestinians, seize weapons in raids
  7. Israeli forces raid Palestinian home, turn it into military post
  8. Journalists, medics, and 10-year-old girl injured in Al-Aqsa clashes
  9. Israeli bulldozers level lands near northern Gaza border
  10. Bilal Diab sentenced to administrative detention

Israel detains journalist in Nablus overnight

Dec. 28, 2011 1:30 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 12, 2012 12:01 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces detained a journalist from his Nablus home early Wednesday, one of at least 12 Palestinians seized in overnight raids across the West Bank.

Amin Abu Wardeh, 46, was seized shortly after 1 a.m. when forces stormed his house in the northern West Bank city, his wife told Ma'an.

The soliders moved his wife and children to a separate room before questioning and detaining Abu Wardeh, who works for the Palestinian News Network and a number of Gulf newspapers, she said.

Palestinian media freedom group MADA slammed the arrest, saying it "stands in direct contravention to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantees the right to freedom of opinion and expression."

Mauyyad Jameel Sharrab, 35, was also seized by troops from Awarta village south of Nablus in the early hours of Wednesday.

An Israeli army spokesman said the two were among 12 Palestinians detained across the West Bank overnight, without elaborating. In the southern West Bank, two men detained from Hebron were found to possess several weapons, he added.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017