Al Jazeera journalist held in Israeli prison

Al Jazeera reports:

Samer Allawi, Al Jazeera Arabic’s Kabul bureau chief, has been brought before an Israeli military court, almost a week after he was arrested by Israeli officials when he tried to cross the border between Jordan and the occupied West Bank.

Israeli authorities extended his detention by seven days and charged him with being a member of Hamas on Tuesday.

Allawi was arrested on August 10 at the end of a three-week holiday in his home town of Sabastia near Nablus.

The Israeli authorities originally informed Allawi’s family that he would be held for four days for questioning, saying that it was a “security-related arrest”.

Last Thursday, the authorities told Al Jazeera that Allawi’s detention would be extended.

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  1. scottindallas

    evidently he broke the law, that’s gonna get you into hot water. His intentions may have been honorable, but he got caught.

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