More Hamas Repression After Gaza Friday Prayers
by Jonathan Schanzer • Aug 31, 2007 at 8:59 am • updated Aug 31, 2007 at 9:13 am
The Israeli website Ynet reports that a protest by Fatah supporters against Hamas rule turned violent Friday when Hamas men began forcefully dispersing the crowd, firing in the air, and beating demonstrators and reporters.
Three people were wounded, according to a Palestinian Health Ministry official. Hamas beat and arrested protesters, taking them away in jeeps, and beat at least one journalist. AP Television shows uniformed Hamas men beating an unarmed protester with long sticks.
A similar protest last Friday also ended in clashes and harassment of journalists.
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