A Palestinian television studio in East Jerusalem was raided by Israeli police Friday due to suspicions that it was broadcasting content without the proper permits.
Two of the TV station’s employees — an anchor and a cameraman — as well as a guest on a show being filmed at the time were detained by the police and briefly taken to a nearby facility for further questioning, Ynet reported.
The raid took place while a show titled “Good Morning Jerusalem” was being shot live. Friday’s show had dealt with the ongoing hunger strike of Palestinian administrative detainees and security prisoners. Transmission was stopped when police arrived.
Representatives at the station insisted they had not violated any laws and had never been issued a notice or warning by police regarding the alleged violations, according to Haaretz.
Police said the three were detained “in order to check the legality of the broadcast. The three presented the (necessary) broadcasting permits and were released after a short time.”