On May 7, the Hamas government police forces violently dispersed a rally in protest of Israel’s attacks on Syria. The rally was organized by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip. Seven individuals were injured while five other journalists who were covering the rally were attacked, arrested and had their cameras confiscated. The five journalists were later released.
The Ministry of Interior’s media office in Gaza issued an official apology on its Facebook page for the “rough” police behavior on the demonstrators and journalists, pledging to open an investigation into the incident and punish those involved in the crackdown.