Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Hamas against the News

Hamas decided that it would block shipments of newspapers to Gaza. How are Gazans supposed to get their news now?
The Israeli military says that it was set to begin allowing 10,000 copies of three Palestinian dailies from the West Bank and Jerusalem into Gaza on Wednesday.

Hamas said on its website Wednesday it had blocked the shipment because it wasn't properly coordinated.

But an official familiar with Hamas' thinking says the group will not allow the newspapers in until the rival President Mahmoud Abbas lets Hamas-linked newspapers into his West Bank stronghold.
There is no way in the world that Abbas would let a Hamas-influended newspaper into the West Bank. I just don't see that happening.

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