Motasem Saqf al-Hit

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A street in the West Bank city of Nablus is seen on May 15, 2018. Two journalists were recently arrested in the West Bank; one has been released, but the other remains behind bars. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Palestinian security forces arrested two journalists in West Bank in late December

Beirut, January 9, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern about the arrests last month of Palestinian journalists Zaid Abu Ara, a reporter for the London-based Quds Press News Agency, and Motasem Saqf al-Hit, a photographer for the Hamas-affiliated Quds News Network. Al-Hit has been released, but Abu Ara remains in detention.

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