A Palestinian journalist who works for one of the least trustworthy news networks in the world, NBC News, was taken into custody by Israeli authorities for suspicion of inciting terrorism and identifying with a terrorist organization, according to a report published by Newsmax. This is one of those situations where a person feels torn because, honestly, as a supporter of free speech, I believe people should be able to say whatever they want, however, if they are openly calling for death and destruction, murder, and other various crimes against individuals based on their ethnicity and religion, that’s a whole other matter. After all, making calls like that in a country there are individuals who might just follow through on such action is incredibly dangerous for all involved.
“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,“ the article revealed.
“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,” Newsmax stated. “Al-Azza, who has been living in east Jerusalem, was arrested after four recent posts on her personal Facebook page regarding Hamas’ Oct. 7 terror attack, in which at least 1,200 people were murdered and 240 taken hostage.”
“These are very serious offenses during a time of declared war when the respondent lives and makes a living in the same country that is under attack and yet chooses to incite and glorify the horrible acts committed against civilians,’ a police representative said during a hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court,” The Jerusalem Post said. An attorney representing Al-Azza stated she has been fully cooperating with authorities in Israel.
“This is a normative woman, engaged in journalism, and her role is very important to everyone,” the defense attorney said on behalf of his client. “She was asked in her investigation about her work. I believe that in the things attributed to her, she cooperated fully. She did not try to hide, saying, ‘I had a hacker.’
“Even when she did not have a phone, which is the main tool, she said, ‘Indeed, these are my posts,’ and this eliminates a thousand disruptive actions. There is her statement — that is why I believe that the investigation has exhausted itself. I ask that she be released under whatever conditions the court deems appropriate. She is from a very respectable family,” the attorney continued.
Just to give you a fair picture of how deplorable Al-Azza is, during the attack on Israel in October, she got on Facebook and wrote a post about the kidnapping of an elderly Israeli woman saying it was “killing me, it’s a black comedy, the old woman looks happy, a bit of action before she dies.”
It takes a really depraved person to make a statement like that about someone innocent being kidnapped and murdered. She then went on to say, “Sirens all the time, the Jews are hiding and the Arabs are out drinking coffee on their balconies,” and, “I feel like I’m watching a movie where the director is Palestinian and the protagonists are from Gaza.”
Leftism is a mental disorder. This kind of garbage is proof of that.
The end of the court hearing saw Al-Azza’s detention being extended for a total of four more days.
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