Israeli forces obstruct work of journalists, activist in Hebron

HEBRON, Israeli forces today obstructed the work of three journalists and an activist in the Old City of Hebron, according to the activist.

Aref Jaber, a local anti-colonial-settlement activist, said that the heavily-armed soldiers held him along with three journalists working for Al-Awda TV channel while carrying out field work in Jaber neighborhood, east of the Ibrahimi Mosque.

He added that the soldiers withheld their identity cards and interrogated them.

The city of Hebron, which houses the Ibrahimi Mosque, is home to roughly 160,000 Palestinian Muslims and about 800 notoriously aggressive Israeli settlers who live in compounds heavily guarded by Israeli troops.

Israel has expelled the only international monitors protecting Hebron’s Palestinians from 800 heavily guarded settlers, one of whom committed the 1994 massacre that triggered their deployment.

Source: Palestine News & Info Agency