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Hamas attacks Gaza news bureaus; Yemen ousts reporters

Following a demonstration in Gaza City, Hamas security personnel stormed the bureaus of Reuters, CNN, and the Japanese news channel NHK, attacking journalists, confiscating tapes, and destroying equipment, CNN and others reported. Security forces hit a Reuters employee with an iron bar, threatened to throw another out of a window, and smashed a television and computer keyboard, Crispian Balmer, the news organization's bureau chief for Israel and Palestinian Territories, told CNN and The Associated Press. Security personnel also searched CNN's offices for footage of today's demonstration, CNN said, and confiscated an NHK tape, according to NHK Jerusalem bureau chief Disuke Iijima.

"Today's attack on media offices and working journalists in Gaza is a brazen attempt to censor the news," said Mohamed Abdel Dayem, CPJ's Middle East and North Africa program coordinator. "Hamas must underst

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Added: Mar-21-2011 Occurred On: Mar-20-2011
By: gatyair
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  • The world is so much better with Bush gone, wait a minute it's worse, the CHANGE

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    • The most worrying is what's to come next from Obama change.

      Obama voters are total joke.

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    • Whats retarded is you thinking that things happening in other countries have something to do with Obama. Bush wouldn't have been able to do anything about this either. All you blame obama first assholes need to just shut the fuck up for five minutes, you're the exact same if not worse than the blame Bush crowd you are always complaining about.

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    • Personaly i think is that these things were put into motion by Bush and now it has grown to the point where it kind of keeps going on its own. It is also possible that Obama taking the office had somekind of effect but i feel that it was more of the "he is not Bush" -effect and it lessened resistance that arabs had on anything associated with bush. But i don't see any of this having anything to do with something that Obama did.

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  • Let the stonings begin!

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  • If only all the whiners would shut up for a second and let Israel do its job properly, Gaza would be a heavenly place

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  • This is getting absolutely zero play in the mainstream media.

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  • I like humus

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  • Interesting that al-J is coming into conflict with Hamas, usually its supportive.

    Hamas will have to bend the knee eventually here, no way it can take on al-Jazeera

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  • i mentioned it in one of my posts the day before- but according to ynet the attackers claimed they are from hamas, while hamas condemed the attack and declared they are not from hamas.
    it could also be islamic jihad or other fraction,wishing to embarrese hamas (like they do with their rockets launching twords israel every time hamas asks them to stop...).

    is the photo reall or illustrated??

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  • Not really to do with this post, but one of my pet peeves is "Iron Bars". It's a journalistic cliche that stands the test of time.

    When was the last time you went to the hardware store and ordered a 3 foot length of iron bar?

    Since the mid 1800s chaps steel has been the metal of choice.

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