Mozambique/June 14, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/94 views /Mozambique Israel: Palestinian journalist sentenced, five others pending trial | Reporters without bordersshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelLama Khater, who was interrogated for 34 days after her arrest in the West Bank on 24 July 2018 and was subjected to indefinite administrative detention thereafter, was sentenced by an Israeli court on 10 June to 13 months in prison and a fine of 4,000 shekels (1,000 euros) on a charge of “inciting hostile activities against Israel” and for alleged links with Hamas, which Israel regards as a terrorist organization. ALSO READ Mozambique Hopes to Boost Cooperation With BotswanaAt least two other detained Palestinian journalists are currently suspected of being in contact with Hamas. One is Mohammed Anwar Mona, who like Khater was arrested in the West Bank in July 2018. The other is Mustafa Al-Kharouf, an East Jerusalem-based photographer who is facing deportation. To justify administrative detention and to keep extending it, the Israeli authorities cite security grounds and systematically claim to have “classified files” proving that these journalists are linked to Hamas. RSF has nonetheless learned that, during interrogation, these journalists are always asked about their journalistic work. ALSO READ Mozambique: Anadarko Sale Will Not Alter Gas Calendar“The fact that the interrogation of Palestinian journalists focuses on their work suggests that the Israeli authorities arrest them in connection with their journalism, not on security grounds and the reference to ‘classified files’ has no basis in fact,” RSF’s Middle East desk said. “The Israeli judicial system’s proceedings need to be more transparent and it must stop assuming that Palestinian journalists sympathize with terrorist groups.” ALSO READ Mozambique: Machel Junior Accuses Nyusi of Violating Frelimo StatutesIsrael is ranked 88th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Mozambique share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleSenate President Lawan Reveals Period 9th Assembly Will Pass Budget | Nigeria Newsnext articleWatch what Tunde Bakare said of June 12Related PostsMozambique/June 18, 2019 /No Comment Two Bulgarian reporters subjected to absurd judicial probe | Reporters without bordersMozambique/June 17, 2019 /No Comment US – #WeeklyAddress: June 10 – June 16: Sarah Sanders resigns as White House press secretary | Reporters without bordersIgor Rudnikov’s release confirms that victories are possible in Russia | Reporters without bordersTwo French reporters attacked by police, then arrested in CAR | Reporters without bordersMozambique: Nyusi Receives 100 Chinese BusesMozambique: Government and World Bank Financing IrrigationYoung Pakistani blogger hacked to death in Islamabad suburb | Reporters without bordersSouth Africa: Board of Inquiry to Look Into ‘Shooting Incident’ At Mozambique Border10-year-old Radio Erena still the only source of independent news for Eritreans | Reporters without bordersChinese diplomat Lu Shaye, the bane of Canadian media, appointed ambassador to France | Reporters without borders Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.