Al Jazeera Arabic correspondent Givara Budeiri has been arrested by Israeli police for covering a demonstration in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. According to Al Jazeera, the correspondent was assaulted and the reporting team's equipment was also destroyed in the process.
Israeli forces assault and detain @AJArabic’s Jivara alBudeiri and smash the channel’s camera while the team was covering a demonstration marking 54 years of Naksa in #SheikhJarrah pic.twitter.com/TokxMDGBvR— Rania Zabaneh (@RZabaneh) June 5, 2021
The Al Jazeera team, reporting from occupied East Jerusalem, said that the correspondent was arrested even though she had a jacket with "press" written on it. They also mentioned that there was no obvious reason for her arrest.
The Israeli police has released a statement saying that 2 people were arrested because they were 'suspected of harassing security forces".
Source & Cover image credit: Al Jazeera
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