Gaza: Hamas breaks up private Arafat memorial

November 11, 2010 14:04

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Palestinian lawmaker on Thursday said that Hamas police broke up a private screening of a film about Yasser Arafat on the sixth anniversary of the late Palestinian Authority chairman.

Ashraf Jumma reported that police threatened to seize a screen and a VCR and arrested some of the more than two dozen attendees. Police also detained journalists, watched footage from the event and made them promise not to air it.

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