Palestinian journalists banned from meeting Israeli counterparts

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian journalists’ group in the West Bank has banned its members from meeting with Israeli journalists.

The penalty for such a meeting is expulsion from the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, Khaled Abu Toameh reported in the Jerusalem Post.

The ban came after Israeli and Palestinian journalists met in Oslo, Norway on World Free Press Day, which took place on May 3.

The journalists have met several times in recent months in other European countries.

Palestinian journalists who meet with their Israeli counterparts will also be fired, a senior syndicate member also told the Jerusalem Post.

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