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Hamas detains Gaza journalist; call made for release of TV correspondent


GAZA, August 9, 2017 (WAFA) – Hamas militias Wednesday detained a journalist in the Gaza Strip after summoning him for questioning, according to sources at the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, and a call is made for the release of a TV correspondent held by Hamas for two months.

The syndicate said the journalist, Amer Abu Shabab, was summoned for interrogation at one of Hamas offices and when he arrived there he was detained.

The Hamas militias searched Abu Shabab’s home and seized his personal computer and mobile phone.

Meanwhile, Fatah has called on Hamas to release Fouad Jaradeh, correspondent for the state-run Palestine TV in Gaza, who has been in Hamas custody for two months.

It called in a statement issued Wednesday for the immediate release of Jaradeh due to his critical health condition as a result of the long incarceration as well as psychological and physical torture, according to the Fatah statement.


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