IDF arrests dir-gen of Palestinian Prisoner Channel

May 17, 2012 15:03

IDF troops arrested the 38-year-old director-general of the Palestinian Prisoner Channel from his home in the West Bank village of Marka on Thursday.

"The Israeli occupying forces raided the home of the director-general of the Palestinian Prisoner Channel, Mr. Baha Khairy Attalah Musa, who lived in the village of Marka located south of Jenin," a comment on the channel's Facebook page announced shortly after 11:30 a.m. During the raid of his home, IDF soldiers also confiscated computers and technical equipment used to broadcast the channel's programs, according to the statement.

"The prisoners' channel staff condemns this aggressive action by the brutal occupation, which will affect on the channel's programming and its mission," the statement said, noting that the channel is an independent organization, and is unaffiliated with any political group.

The station called for Musa's release, and "freedom for prisoners."

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