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The Israeli Magistrate’s Court extends the detention of journalists Zeina Al-Halawani and Wahbi Makiya

The Israeli Magistrate's Court extends the detention of journalists Zeina Al-Halawani and Wahbi Makiya

The Israeli Magistrate’s Court in Jerusalem decided to extend the detention of journalist Zeina al-Halawani, and her colleague the photojournalist Wahbi Makiya, for 5 days; because of the completion of the investigation.

Reportedly, the Israeli police arrested Al Halawani and Makiya yesterday; when they were covering the events that took place in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

The videos broadcasted by activists showed that Israeli forces brutally assaulted Al-Halawani and Makiya; as they were beaten and dragged. In addition to that, they destroyed Makiya’s camera, that he was using in the press coverage.

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