Amin Abu Wardeh

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Case   |   Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Palestinian journalist held without charge by Israel

Amin Abu Wardeh, director of the privately owned news website Asdaa Press, was arrested in an early morning raid on his home in the West Bank city of Nablus on April 15, 2015, by Israeli security forces, according to news reports and his employer. Abu Wardeh's wife, Um Omar, told local press freedom group the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedom (MADA) that Israeli security forces interrogated her husband for an hour at their home before taking him to an unknown location. Soldiers searched their home and confiscated three laptops and her husband's phone, she said.

Alerts   |   Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Palestinian Authority blocks critical websites

The Palestinian Authority has blocked at least eight websites from Internet users in the West Bank. Here, Palestinian youths go online at an Internet cafe. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

New York, April 24, 2012--The Palestinian Authority has blocked up to eight critical news websites in the West Bank since February, according to a report released by an independent news agency on Monday.

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