Al Jazeera Reporter Detained by Israeli Security
Israel reportedly extended the remand of a journalist for the Arabic language Al-Jazeera satellite network who was arrested last Tuesday, accusing him of being affiliated with Hamas.
Allawi reportedly testified Monday in front of a military court in Judea and Samaria near Jenin.
The IDF, Shin Bet internal security service and police declined to comment Tuesday.
The lawyer sent to defend him said he was questioned about his work and personal relationships, dating back to his schooldays in Judea and Samaria, the Al-Jazeera statement said.
Arabs from PA administered areas living abroad are frequently used by terrorist groups and foreign intelligence agencies to pass messages, documents, and cash to compatriots in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza -- or to gather information -- during visits to Israel.