The Palestinian Journalist Syndicate in Gaza reported Tuesday that members of the Hamas-led security forces in Gaza arrested two Palestinian reporters; one in central Gaza, and the other in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The two reporters were identified as Salah Abu Salah and Mohammad Awad.
The Journalist Syndicate reported that Hamas security forces broke into the home of Awad in Al Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza, and kidnapped him after confiscating his personal computer, documents and a camera from the house.
In Khan Younis, reporter Abu Salah was ordered to head to a security centre for questioning, and was detained upon arrival.
The Journalists Syndicate also denounced the Hamas-run Ministry of Interior for preventing it from holding a workshop in cooperation with the International Union of Journalists, marking the International Day to End Impunity, meant to demand justice and raise awareness regarding the failure of governments to prosecute assailants of reporters.
In a statement released Tuesday, the syndicate said that Hamas officials phoned some of its members, and informed them that they will not be allowed to hold the workshop.
The Syndicate demanded Hamas and its security forces end the violations committed against the reporters, and to prosecute those responsible.