IMEMC, 30 January 2016

In six months, Israeli forces have raided seven Palestinian-owned publishing houses. 

Israeli forces raided a Palestinian publishing house in the West Bank district of Ramallah and seized equipment, the Palestinian News and Info Agency reports.

The owner of al-Nour Publishing House, Khaled Musaffar, said Israeli forces ransacked the office overnight and confiscated four printers as well as a computer. All of the equipment that remains in al-Nour was irreparably damaged, during the raid [....]

Israeli raids on Palestinian publishing offices are not uncommon. Last month, Israeli forces violently raided Zuwar Advertising in the West Bank city of Hebron [....]

In December, Israeli forces raided Asayel Yafa Publishing House in the West Bank city of Qalqilya too. Alleging the office distributes “inciting materials,” Israeli authorities closed Asayel Yafa for a month via a military order, confiscated all of its equipment (12 machines and two computers), as well as arrested the owner, Saber Mohammad Ali.


Al-Nour Publishing House after an Israeli raid, January 30, 2017. Photo credit: Bahaa Nasr for WAFA.