A subsequent order was issued extending his detention until 17 May, but he was not released when that order expired.
“Palestinian journalists are just doing their job and should not, under any circumstances, be presumed to be guilty.”.
According to RSF’s tally, the Israeli authorities are currently holding a total of at least 13 Palestinian journalists.
A court initially ordered three months of administrative detention for Rimawi but reduced it to 45 days after he went on hunger strike for 16 days.
Although no charge has been brought against her, her administrative detention was extended for another four months on 7 March.
She was previously held without any charge for a total of 230 days, from December 2019 to July 2020.
Israel is ranked 86th out of 180 countries in RSF's 2021 World Press Freedom Index. »