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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Naomi Campbell visits Bethlehem; PA threatens journalists

From AP:
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has visited the holy West Bank town of Bethlehem on her birthday.

Campbell, wearing a white shirt and black sunglasses, was accompanied by friends, Palestinian guards and her own private security detail, some wearing black-and-white checkered Palestinian scarves.

Palestinian security officials say she lit candles in the Church of the Nativity, built on the spot where Christians believe Jesus was born.

A worker at an adjacent restaurant said Campbell celebrated her birthday with a traditional Palestinian meal of lamb and rice.

She requested anonymity because Palestinian officials threatened to punish people speaking to reporters.
Actually, it looks like the PA threatened any reporters who wanted to cover the story, and they gave exclusive rights to the official government-run PA TV station.

Palestinian Arab journalists protested this, saying that PA security forces threatened to break their cameras if they tried to take pictures.

What a nice state Palestine would be!