Gunmen raid Al-Arabiya office in Ramallah, threaten staff

first_imgNews May 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned last night’s raid by gunmen on the bureau of the pan-Arab television news network Al-Arabiya in the West Bank city of Ramallah and called on the Palestinian Authority to do everything possible to identify and punish those responsible.Five masked men armed with M-16 assault rifles, clubs and knives burst into the Al-Arabiya bureau at around 9:30 pm, herded the three employees present into one room, threatened them and smashed computer and office equipment.Claiming to belong to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the gunmen pointed their rifles at the heads of the employees and said: “This is a warning, the next time we will kill you.” They gave no further explanation. None of the employees was injured.The Palestinian police said they would investigate the incident. An individual claiming to be a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades called the TV station at about 3:00 a.m. today and denied that the group was behind the raid. Al-Arabiya has its headquarters in Dubai. Receive email alerts RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more PalestineMiddle East – North Africa to go further Follow the news on Palestinecenter_img Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF_en News Help by sharing this information September 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gunmen raid Al-Arabiya office in Ramallah, threaten staff WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News News May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more