CNB News — Al Jazeera correspondent Givara Budeiri has been released from custody after being violently arrested by Israeli police while covering a demonstration in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli police assaulted the Doha-based media network’s Jerusalem correspondent while arresting her on Saturday and destroyed equipment belonging to Al Jazeera cameraman Nabil Mazzawi. Budeiri’s arrest drew sharp condemnation from press freedom advocates and media watchdogs.
In an interview after she was released, Givara Budeiri said;
“They came from everywhere, I don’t know why, they kicked me to the wall,”“They kicked me inside the car in a very bad way … they were kicking me from everywhere,”
Budeiri has worked as a journalist for Al Jazeera since 2000. She was wearing a flak jacket marked “press” when she was arrested and holds an Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) card.
Budeiri said she was released on the condition that she does not go to Sheikh Jarrah for 15 days.