Freedom of the press, PA-style
Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces disguised as civilians detained two Ma’an journalists in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem on Tuesday.
Ma’an’s Tulkarem correspondent, Sami As-Sa’i, and cameraman, Muayyad Al-Ashqar, were assaulted on Tuesday by PA security forces wearing civilian clothes before they were taken to a police station. Forces confiscated Al-Ashqar’s camera, as well.
Reporters Sans Frontieres remains silent.