New York, August 17, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by
Israel's continued detention of Al-Jazeera journalist Samer Allawi, who has
been held without charge for eight days.
"Israeli authorities must publicly explain and provide evidence as to why they continue to hold Samer Allawi," said Mohamed Abdel Dayem, CPJ's Middle East and North Africa program coordinator. "Being a journalist is not a crime."