Israel urged again to free Palestinian journalists

first_img May 28, 2021 Find out more News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information May 16, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders called on the Israeli government again today to free five imprisoned Palestinian journalists after one of them, Agence France-Presse (AFP) photographer Hussam Abu Alan (photo), had his “administrative detention” for allegedly supporting “terrorists” extended for five months on 23 July. “The arrest of these five journalists was completely arbitrary,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon. “The authorities say two of them helped terrorist organisations, but they have offered no proof of this. The three others have not even been told why they are being held. Some of the five have now been imprisoned for more than three months in very bad conditions.”More than 20 Palestinian journalists have been arrested since the Israeli occupation of Palestinian towns and cities began on 29 March and some of them have been ill-treated.Photographer Alan was arrested on 24 April at the Beit Anun checkpoint near Hebron on his way to cover the funeral of two Palestinians in Bani Naim. Soldiers blindfolded and handcuffed him. The Israeli army told AFP in writing on 3 May that he was suspected of “helping the Tanzim terrorist organisation,” which is considered the armed wing of Al Fatah.He was put in administrative detention for three months on 22 May and this was extended on 23 July by a military court. His lawyer, Mohammed Burghal, has appealed the decision to the Israeli Supreme Court. Alan has been transferred from the very bad conditions at Ofer detention centre near Ramallah to Ketzion prison, in the Negev desert.Reuters sound man Yusri el-Jamal, who is also suspected of “helping a terrorist organisation,” was arrested by soldiers on 30 April in front of Hebron hospital where he was part of a crew filming wounded people. Reuters cameraman Mazen Dana was also arrested. They were taken, blindfolded and handcuffed, to the district coordination office, where they were forced to lie on the ground for several hours without food or drink. After they were interrogated the next morning, Dana received apologies and was freed. But Jamal was detained and the army told Reuters of their suspicions about him though, as with Alan, offering no proof. He was put in administrative detention for three months on 22 May. A military court on 18 June rejected his application for release and on 11 July his detention was extended by three months. He is in the Ketzion prison.Three other journalists are still being held without being told why. They are Khalid Ali Mohammed Zwawi, of the weekly El Istiqlal, was arrested in the middle of the night at his home in Nablus by Israeli soldiers who searched the house and seized material. He was taken to the Askalan detention centre and was recently transferred to Majedo prison.Kamel Ali Jbeil, of the daily paper Al-Quds, was arrested by Israeli soldiers in Ramallah on 18 April and was put into administrative detention for three months on 5 May. This was extended for another three months on 1 July. He is being held at the Ofer detention centre.Nizar Ramadan, correspondent of the newspaper Qater, was arrested in Hebron on 28 June, while he and his family were visiting neighbours, and taken to the Ofer detention centre. The same day, soldiers went to his office and seized and destroyed material there. On 6 July, the Israelis extended his detention by 18 days without explanation. His lawyer has not been allowed to visit him. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more July 30, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Israel urged again to free Palestinian journalists Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Israel IsraelMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en to go further News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Organisation Authorities have ordered that the detention of Palestinian journalist Hussam Abu Alan (photo) be extended until December 2002. A photographer with the Agence France-Presse news agency, he has been held since April on suspicion of “assisting the Tanzim terrorist organization”. Four other Palestinian journalists are also being held by the Israeli army. RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimeslast_img read more

Ennis scores 16 points in strong all-around performance against Fordham

first_img Published on November 12, 2013 at 11:54 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 It took Tyler Ennis just 14 seconds on Tuesday to do the one thing he couldn’t in his regular-season debut against Cornell.After a near turnover during the opening possession against Fordham, Ennis spun away from his defender and darted to the rim for a layup — his first career bucket.“There was opportunities for him,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I think he had some opportunities to get to the rim better and he finished.”There were a lot of things that Ennis did right in his debut. On Friday, he grabbed rebounds — eight — and dished out seven assists. He only turned the ball over twice and, for the most part, controlled the game even as the Big Red put a scare in Syracuse.But his first basket remained elusive until the opening seconds of the Orange’s 89-74 win over Fordham. He followed up an 0-for-6 debut with a 16-point performance — one that matched Jerami Grant for second on the team — and revealed a previously unseen dimension of his game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEnnis still grabbed four boards, handed out five assists and grabbed four steals, but the 16 points on 4-of-8 shooting were what silenced any concern.“I just focus on winning, doing my job, making sure my teammates get the ball,” Ennis said. “If I’m creating for my teammates then I’m happy. If my team needs me to score and I’m not scoring, that’s when I’m not playing well.”Ennis didn’t think about the elusive basket — he’s still more concerned with facilitating. But when the opportunities arise, he proved that he’s able to take advantage.“He’s more relaxed and he got some good opportunities,” Boeheim said. “He’s a good player. He’ll score.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Bildabet confirms Tony Gale ‘meet and greet’ at ICE 2017

first_img Bildabet has confirmed that Tony Gale, a Sky Sports pundit and former Premier League footballer, will be doing a ‘meet and greet’ on the first day of this year’s ICE conference.Gale is an Advisor and Ambassador for Bildabet, who are using ICE 2017 to launch their small form factor betting product. The ‘meet and greet’ will kick off at 15:00 on 7 February at stand S3-100.Justin Helden, CEO and Commercial Director for Bildabet, said: “Not only is Tony Gale a Sky Sports legend, but he had a pretty amazing career too. He knows everything there is to know about football; he lives and breathes it day in and day out.“He is the perfect ambassador for Bildabet, as he is always approachable and ready to discuss anything to do with football, with anyone. He is currently creating more content with the Bildabet team, with better gaming opportunities based around the intricacies of the game for the more discerning punter.”Gayle started his senior career at Fulham, where he scored 19 goals in seven seasons from 1977-1984, an impressive return for a defender. He then spent 10 years with West Ham from 1984-1994, making over 300 appearances, before winning the league in his single season with Blackburn Rovers. Share Related Articles Share Submit Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

O Bee Credit Union to Fill Truck with Canned Food during…

first_imgSubmitted by O Bee Credit UnionO Bee Credit Union will be at the Oly Trot in Olympia on Thanksgiving morning to collect and deliver non-perishable food items for the Thurston County Food Bank. The annual four-mile run is an opportunity for the running community to get some Thanksgiving exercise and make a difference for families in need as the holidays approach. Tradition holds that runners donate two cans of food on the day of the race. This year’s run is a sold out event with 1,000 runners registered.“Before we feast and give thanks today, we plan to fill up this whole truck with canned food,” said Devin Cadigan of O Bee, AVP Contact Center Manager. “In the past our runners and spectators have been very generous. We expect to be to pretty busy all morning” he added.Guerilla Running is organizing the Oly Trot. As in past years, donated food and proceeds from the race benefit the Thurston County Food Bank. Come out to cheer on your friends and support the Thurston County Food Bank, help O Bee Credit Union stuff the truck.Oly Trot Four Mile Thanksgiving RunThanksgiving Morning, November  28th 8am – 11am7th and Water StreetAbout O Bee Credit UnionO Bee Credit Union (The Olympia Brewing Co. Employees and Families Credit Union) was started February 15, 1955, by Ted McGill, who worked in the bottle house of the brewery. This full service non-profit credit union, owned by its members, has four branches located in Lacey, Tumwater, Tenino, and West Olympia. Membership is open to all Washington residents. Visit www.obee.com for more information about O Bee Credit Union. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more