The four Palestinians, who intended to cover the US State Secretary Hillary Clinton’s meeting with Palestinian Authority’s Premier Salam Fayyad in al-Quds, were told by an Israeli officer to strip during an ordinary inspection.
The journalists refused the order and left the building in protest to the abuse.
“Only Palestinian reporters were told to take off their clothes,” Mohammed Abu Khadir, one of the four journalists said.
The Palestinians had been invited to the press conference by the US Consulate in al-Quds.
Israeli state officials had emphasized that they would provide the best possible security conditions for Clinton’s press conference.