Palestinian journalist detained after calling Abbas at home

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Palestinian journalist detained after calling Abbas at home
A Palestinian journalist from Ramallah said that PA media outlets have refused to publish anything about Najjar’s case out of fear of being punished by the Palestinian security forces.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
MAY 4, 2021

A Palestinian journalist who phoned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at home to complain about his firing from Palestine TV has been detained by the Palestinian security forces. The journalist, Hassan al-Najjar, who works as a news director at the studios of Palestine TV in Ramallah, has been in detention since he made the unique phone call to Abbas’s home more than three weeks ago. Najjar’s father, Thabet, told The Jerusalem Post his 33-year-old son was being held in a detention facility in Ramallah. “My son has been in prison for more than 25 days,” he said. “This is real injustice. What crime did he commit?” His son called Abbas on his private home phone to complain against his “arbitrary dismissal” from Palestine TV, he said.

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