DSS allegedly arrests, detains Israeli filmmakers for ‘supporting IPOB’

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has accused the Nigerian police of arresting three Israelis for shooting a documentary in southeast Nigeria.

MEWSCASTARS.COM gathered from Times of Israel report that a Zionist activist, Rudy Rochman, filmmaker Noam Leibman and French-Israeli Journalist E. David Benaym were allegedly arrested last week when they visited Ogidi village, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State to shoot a documentary.

The Israelis were in Nigeria to film “We Were Never Lost,” a documentary exploring Jewish communities in African countries such as Kenya, Madagascar, Uganda, and Nigeria. They took off from Ben Gurion Airport on July 5 and landed in Nigeria the next day.

However, SSS operatives allegedly interrogated and detained the crew at a synagogue during Friday night services in Ogidi, before taking them to Abuja.

Last Thursday, a post shared on “We Were Never Lost” Facebook page read;

“We Were Never Lost is a project working to reconnect unknown, disconnected and re-emerging Jewish communities around the world. Our first season is set in Africa and we are currently filming our first episode on the Jews of Nigeria. There are many Jews in Nigeria, Igbos included and we are here only to help the local practicing and observing Jewish communities, to provide them with resources, and to document their lives, experiences and aspirations.

“We do not take any position on political movements as we are not here as politicians nor as a part of any governmental delegations.

“After days of being here our team has experienced and met some of the most amazing humans beings (Jews) in the world and we can’t wait to share their story.

“We are here to spread light. Stay tuned.”

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