Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
Hamas security men fail to arrest journalist for AFP
+ -
10:11, August 26, 2007

 Related News
 Hamas slams PNA security cooperation with Israel
 Hamas denounces Palestinian security for passing information to Israel
 Israeli airstrike kills Hamas militant in eastern Gaza
 Hamas vows revenge after six of its members killed in Gaza
 Israeli rocket kills six Hamas members in central Gaza Strip
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
A group of security men from the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on Saturday night tried in vain to arrest a journalist working for AFP.

Xinhua correspondent learnt at the scene that the Hamas force withdrew from arresting AFP reporter Sakher Abu El Oun at the urging of the movement's political leaders.

Officials from the office of deposed Prime Minister Ismail Haneya persuaded the security men to leave and called the incident a "misunderstanding".

A group of reporters also rushed to the scene and formed a human chain around the home of Abu El Oun, who heads the Gaza journalists' union, to block the Hamas force from entering his home, according to the Xinhua correspondent.

In mid-June, Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip after days of bloody fighting with Fatah forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Following Hamas' takeover of the Gaza Strip, Abbas has declared Hamas' Executive Force as "illegal," which was rejected by Hamas. The two movements have also been engaged in a war of words to vie for image and credibility among the Palestinians.

Source: Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Week's special: Summer peak transportation of rails

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/6247974.pdf