Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Freedom of the press, PalArab-style (XIII)

Hamas just arrested another journalist:
Palestinian security services, affiliated to the de facto government in the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday seized the director of Palestine TV, Fayiq Jarada. 'Security reasons' were stated as a pretext for the apprehension.

The ministry of the interior in the Gaza Strip alleged that Jarada was detained because he was filming too close to a security post in Gaza City, along with other photojournalists and cameramen.

The ministry claimed that Jarada was filming Palestinian security personnel in order to send their images to the Fatah-affiliated caretaker government in Ramallah, in the West Bank.

The committee for defending journalists within the government will secure the fair trial of Jarada, said the interior ministry, as agreed by the ministry of information in Gaza.
Well, at least he will get a fair trial before he is tortured and his body dumped.