Hamas forbids journalists from working with Israeli media

By JTA
December 26, 2012 21:01

 
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The Hamas government in Gaza has forbidden local journalists from working with Israeli media outlets.

The weekly Cabinet meeting in Gaza on Tuesday, decided to ban Palestinian journalists from working "with all Zionist media and journalists,” which it declared "hostile," it announced in a statement, the French news agency AFP reported.

The Cabinet has forbidden the local journalists from working for Israeli media and television stations.

It is the first time the Hamas government has required such action, according to AFP.

There is no similar requirement in the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority.

Hamas has ruled Gaza since 2006.

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