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Israel illegally imprisons Palestinian woman journalist

An Israeli military court extended the illegal imprisonment of Rasha Herzallah, 39, until June 24 for alleged incitement on social media platforms.

According to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society and the Commission for Detainees’ Affairs, Israeli authorities detained the journalist from Nablus and interrogated her on June 2, and placed her under "administrative detention" a special law that Israel uses against Palestinians to hold them without charge or a trial.

According to Women In Journalism, an advocacy and support organisation, Herzallah joins more than 40 journalists currently in Israeli prisons.