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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Israeli forces detain Palestinian journalist and his two sons

Maan News Agency - Sources at Voice of Palestine Radio told Ma'an that the station's director of programming was detained by Israeli forces in the village of Awarta, after the village was locked down under a military curfew.

Kamal Sharab's home was searched during a raid, and soldiers detained him and two of his sons - Fadi, 17, and Ra’fat, 16.

Earlier in the week, Sharab's brother was also detained, in a round up that saw 40 men and youth from Awarta taken by Israeli forces.

The sources told Ma’an that Israeli forces detained Kamal’s brother a few days ago.

The Palestinian Journalist Syndicate condemned the detention of journalists and called for his immediate release...
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