An Israeli court on Wednesday extended the two days of detention of a Palestinian journalist from occupied East Jerusalem, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

Iran PressMiddle East: Lama Ghosheh, 32, is a mother of two children and a graduate student at Birzeit University. She was detained at her home in the occupied East Al- Quds neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on Sunday.

Her mobile phone and computer were seized by Israeli soldiers.

It is believed her detention is related to her work as a journalist and her defense of Sheikh Jarrah’s homes against the illegal takeover by Jewish settlers.

Ghosheh was detained several times in the past for her journalistic work with the East Jerusalem-based Elia Youth Media Foundation, which was raided several times, and the last was in 2018 when it was shuttered down on allegation of affiliation with a “terrorist” organization.

The arrest of Ghousheh is part of the ongoing Israeli crackdown on Palestinian journalists climaxed with the killing of veteran Palestinian-American Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on May 11 while covering an army assault on the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

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