Israeli border police search Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief William Booth (with black sunglasses) at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Israeli border police Tuesday briefly detained a pair of Washington Post journalists, including the newspaper's bureau chief, as they were reporting on recent violence in occupied East Jerusalem. The men were quickly released and the Israeli government issued an apology.The Post's Jerusalem bureau chief, William Booth, said he was interviewing Palestinian youths at Damascus Gate when he and the paper's West Bank correspondent, Sufian Taha, were detained.The Israeli government moved quickly to distance itself from the officer.
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