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August 24, 2007

Dignified Treatment, Hamas-Style

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Hamas men detained and roughed up journalists at a Fatah protest in Gaza today

The Associated Press reports Hamas harassed and detained local and foreign journalists today at a protest by Fatah supporters:

When several Hamas security men roughed up a Reuters TV cameraman filming the protest and tried to confiscate his camera, protesters surrounded the Hamas men, beat them to the ground and prevented the cameraman's arrest . . .

The Hamas men also detained a photographer working for Agence France Press and a cameraman for the Russian TV channel Russia Today, along with the two other reporters working for local news outlets. They also broke a TV camera belonging to the Arabic-language TV network al-Arabiya.

And that, my friends, is Hamas' own unique style of treating journalists "with dignity," as promised by Hamas spokesman Mousa Abu Marzook in the Los Angeles Times July 25, 2007.

Earlier examples of Hamas' idea of treating journalists "with dignity" are here, here, and here.

UPDATE; has more details about today's abuse of journalists.

Posted by TS at August 24, 2007 09:50 AM


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