Israel detains Al Jazeera bureau chief

Published 18 August 2011

Last week Israeli troops arrested Samer Allawi, the bureau chief of Al Jazeera’s Afghanistan office; Al Jazeera reports that Israel is charging Allawi with belonging to Hamas; Israeli officials have declined to release any details on why the journalist was detained until the investigation is complete; Allawi was arrested on 10 August at a checkpoint in the West Bank near the Jordanian border as he tried to return to Afghanistan; Al Jazeera reports that Allawi had been in the West Bank to visit his family for his annual vacation

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