World Bulletin/News Desk
A Palestinian rights group revealed on Saturday that 12 Palestinian journalists are imprisoned in Israeli jails.
The independent Palestinian Prisoners' Center for Studies described the imprisonment of Palestinian journalists as an attempt by Israel to cover up its "crimes" and keep the media away from its practices against the Palestinian people.
It called on media institutions and press unions to take action to guarantee the release of the imprisoned journalists.
Anadolu Agency could not immediately obtain comments from Israeli authorities on the statement of the center.
Around 7,000 Palestinians are imprisoned in Israeli jails, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners.
The ministry said 84.8 percent of these prisoners are from the occupied West Bank.
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