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July 31, 2007

Hamas Detains Palestinian Journalists

As if any more evidence was needed to disprove Abu Marzook's claim in the Los Angeles Times that Hamas treats journalists with "dignity," Ma'an reported yesterday:

The chairperson of the oversight and human rights committee in the Palestinian Legislative Council, Dr. Faisal Abu Shahla, condemned Hamas' Executive Forces for attacking press freedom in the Gaza Strip Monday.

He said the Executive Forces had detained workers from three newspapers, Al Ayyam, Al Quds, and Al Hayyat Al Jadeedah, for three hours, describing the incident as "a dangerous act."

Earlier Monday, the Executive Force froze imports of newspapers in the Gaza Strip for an hour as a warning to end defamatory reports against Hamas in the press.

Posted by TS at July 31, 2007 05:07 AM


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