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Hamas cracks down on journalists, activists in Gaza

Hamas police forces continue to raid the homes of activists in the Gaza Strip who expose the corruption of Hamas figures and members.
Palestinian journalists protest in Gaza City against attacks on journalists in the Palestinian territories, Aug. 28, 2007.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Police forces affiliated with Hamas in the Gaza Strip raided the home Oct. 31 of journalist Ahmad Saeed and arrested him after he previously exposed the involvement of smugglers from Gaza, with the support of authorities, in smuggling citizens from the enclave toward Libya and from there to Europe. The incident ended with the migrant boat capsizing off the Tunisian coast Oct. 24.

Police forces entered Saeed’s home as he was broadcasting live on Facebook about the boat accident that killed seven Palestinians.

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