Ma’an reported that Israeli forces detained a Palestinian journalist after raiding his home in Kafr Nima village west of Ramallah on Monday morning, January 6.

Muhammad Omar al-Dik, 24, is a journalist in the media office of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front. Al-Dik is a graduate student at Birzeit University and that he has an undergraduate degree in political science and media.

“Targeting Palestinian journalists on a regular basis by Israeli forces is an evidence to Israeli racism and oppression,” said Husni Shilo, an official from the syndicate of Palestinian journalists.

He highlighted that the detention of al-Dik brings the number of Palestinian journalists currently jailed in Israel to 12.