Gaza journalists protest W. Bank crackdown

Israeli authorities forbade the printing and distribution of Gaza-based newspapers in the West Bank, saying that they "incited" against Israel

Gaza journalists protest W. Bank crackdown

World Bulletin/News Desk

Scores of Palestinian journalists staged a rally outside cabinet headquarters in Gaza to protest a recent Israeli decision to ban the printing and distribution of Gaza-based newspapers in the occupied West Bank.

Journalists also protested a crackdown by Palestinian authorities in the West Bank on Gazan newspaper distributors.  

"Is this how those who expose the crimes of the [Israeli] occupation should be rewarded?" read one of the banners carried by journalists taking part in the protest, which was organized by the Palestinian Journalists' Guild.

Three Gaza-based newspapers have traditionally been distributed in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Late last month, Israeli authorities forbade the printing and distribution of Gaza-based newspapers in the West Bank, saying that they "incited" against Israel.

The new Israeli measures specifically targeted the Palestine, Al-Resalah and Al-Estqlal newspapers.

"We call on the Interior Ministry in the West Bank to allow for more freedoms," Yunis Abu Grad, deputy head of the Palestinian Journalists' Guild, said at a conference convened on the sidelines of the protest.

 

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