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September 19, 2006

Palestinian News Agency Attacked


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WAFA, the Palestinian Authority's official news agency, reports today:

Unknown masked gunmen attacked WAFA'a office in the southern Gaza Strip of Khan Younis, WAFA reporters and witnesses said.

Witnesses affirmed that the armed men severely beat up WAFA reporter in Khan Yousin, Amr al-Farra, who was at the office. Al-Farra was admitted to hospital after the gunmen destroyed the office and left.

Witnesses also said that the assailants threatened to attack the Agency and its employees claiming that "it is not partial" in dealing with specific issues.

According to the Jerusalem Post:

Fatah officials accused Hamas of standing behind the attack, noting that Hamas leaders have been inciting against Fatah-affiliated media outlets over the past few months.

Posted by TS at September 19, 2006 03:47 PM

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