Report: Hamas forbidding foreigners from leaving Gaza Strip

November 17, 2012 18:36

Hamas is forbidding at least 22 foreign nationals who wish to exit the Gaza Strip to do so, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

According to the Foreign Ministry blog, members of the foreign press including nine Italian citizens, six citizens of Japan, one Canadian, one South Korean and a French national are being detained.

Two Turkish Red Crescent members have also been refused exit, the Foreign Ministry said.

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