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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hamas arrests journalists, confiscates footage, and more

From Ma'an:
The Foreign Press Association in Israel condemned on Thursday the reported arrest of a television crew at a Rafah event celebrating the life of former Palestinian president Yasser Arafat.

In a statement, the FPA denounced "in the strongest terms," the detention of the journalists, who the association said were detained and ordered to turn over news footage to the authorities.

"The total ban by the authorities on all stills photographers wanting to cover the same event is unacceptable," the statement continued.
Also, Hamas arrested 30 people watching a movie on the life of Abu Jihad in the office of Ashraf Jom'a, a Fatah member.