Damage caused to Ibn Khaldoun printing shop in Tulkarm after the Israeli army raid.
TULKARM, March 1, 2017 (WAFA) – Israeli forces raided early Wednesday Ibn Khaldoun Printing and Publishing Shop in Tulkarm, one of the big printers in the city in the north of the occupied West Bank, seizing equipment and destroying everything else, according to the owner.
Abdul Rahim Badawi said soldiers raided two branches of his printing shop, one in the city of Tulkarm and the other in Shweikeh neighborhood to the north of the city.
He said the soldiers seized electronic devices including computers and destroyed everything else, estimating losses in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Palestinian Ministry of Information denounced in a statement the raid saying that “it was another example of Israel’s terrorism against Palestinian media.”
It said Israel targeted seven printing shops throughout the West Bank last year and committed 408 violations against journalists and media outlets.
Israel claims the raids against printing shops were due to publishing what it described as “inciting” material, which Palestinians say is a very broad term that can include almost everything.