Journalist Arrested in Israel for Pro-Hamas Comments

A Palestinian journalist working for NBC News was arrested in Israel on suspicion of inciting terrorism and identifying with a terrorist organization, multiple Israeli media outlets reported.

Marwat Al-Azza, 45, who was employed as a freelancer by NBC, was fired from her job following her arrest Friday. Network officials said Monday they had been unaware of the reporter’s social media posts, which led to the arrest, the New York Post reported.

She began working for NBC shortly before the war began, Haaretz reported. She had previously worked for U.S. government-owned Arabic-language satellite network Alhurra and the Saudi channel KSA2.

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