Sunday, June 14, 2009

Israel sentences 2 Palestinian journalists for reporting Israeli troop moves in Gaza offensive

The Associated Press
June 14

JERUSALEM — A Jerusalem court has convicted two Palestinian journalists of breaking a gag order on Israeli troop movements during the Gaza offensive and sentenced them to two months in prison.

According to Sunday's verdict, the two breached a gag order when they reported that Israel's ground invasion was underway on January 3.

The reporters work for a West Bank company that provides news reports to Iranian media.

Their video of soldiers entering Gaza was broadcast on Arab and Iranian TV. The verdict said the footage put Israeli soldiers at risk.

Israel's military censorship regulations prohibit reporting on troop movements without permission.

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