Israel arrests Jerusalem activist as reporter recovers

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has arrested a Palestinian protest leader in the contested Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem, a day after forcefully detaining a prominent journalist there. The arrest Sunday of Muna al-Kurd, confirmed by phone by her father, Nabil, was the latest move by Israeli police to quell several days of tension in one of the most sensitive neighborhoods in Jerusalem. It came after Givara Budeira, a veteran correspondent for the Al Jazeera satellite channel, was recovering from injuries her boss said she sustained while being arrested Saturday covering the story. Budeira’s boss said she has suffered a broken hand. Muna al-Kurd’s father said Israelis “want to silence us.”