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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Attempt to burn down Ma'an office in Gaza

Someone tried to burn down the office of the Ma'an news network in Gaza this morning.

A Molotov cocktail was thrown against the Ma'an office door, burning it, but the fire did not make it inside the office.

Palestinian Arab media condemned the attack, noting that Ma'an is one of the very few media outlets to manage to report both from PA-controlled areas and Gaza, and saying that such an attack makes it look like Palestinian Arabs act against against freedom of expression.

Hamas has a history of doing exactly that, and so far it has not commented on the incident.