On Wednesday, The Israeli army arrested Al-Araby Al-Jadeed’s correspondent in Gaza, colleague Diaa Kahlout, from Market Street in Beit Lahia in northern Gaza, along with a group of his brothers, relatives, and other civilians.
Kahlout, along with the other detainees, were stripped naked in the street and taken to an unknown destination.
A video was circulated on social media depicting the arrest of a group of Palestinian men by the Israeli army, and them sitting in the street, most of them naked, and Kahlout appeared in the video.
Ahram Online could not independently verify the authenticity of this video.
The arrest of colleague Diaa Kahlout comes within the framework of the continuing violations carried out by the occupation army against journalists since the seventh of last October.
According to figures from the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, to date, 75 journalists and workers in the media sector have been martyred, nearly 80 journalists were injured, and two journalists went missing.
The Israeli army bombed the homes of the families of 60 journalists, destroyed the headquarters of 63 media institutions, and disrupted the work of 25 local radio stations (24 in Gaza and one in the West Bank), and 3 media outlets were closed and restricted.
With Kahlout's arrest, the number of imprisoned journalists increased to 44, including 41 in the West Bank and three in Gaza.
On Wednesday, Israeli airstrikes on Jabalia killed 21 members of the family of Al Jazeera reporter Moamen Al-Ashrafi, including his parents and a number of his siblings.
Earlier in the war, Israeli airstrikes killed members of the family of another Al Jazeera reporter Wael Dahdouh, including his wife, two of his children, and his grandchild.
An image circulating on social media of what seems to be Diaa Kahlout as he was arrested with other Palestinian men