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Hamas hampering persistent press

The Foreign Press Association accused Hamas of imposing restrictions on foreign journalists entering the Gaza Strip, which the government denied.
Hamas security forces stand guard at the entrance of the cabinet headquarters of Gaza's Hamas rulers on December 30, 2014 in Gaza City before a meeting of Palestinian unity government officials to launch reconstruction of the territory devastated by a 50-day summer war with Israel. Speaking late on December 29 shortly after a ministerial delegation from the West Bank arrived in Gaza, former Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya accused the government of failing "to keep its commitments, by not carrying out rec
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Foreign Press Association accused in a statement on Aug. 22 Hamas and the security services in the Gaza Strip of imposing restrictions on the entry of foreign journalists to Gaza.

The statement listed some of the practices it deemed unjust, imposed by Hamas on foreign journalists in Gaza — such as the increase of the fee for armored cars used by those journalists — from 2,100 shekels a year (around $550) to 4,000 shekels a year (about $1,050).

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