Gaza authorities arrested five men, on Saturday, in suspicion of raidingÂ the headquarters of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), in Gaza City.
The five armed assailants destroyed furniture, cameras and broadcasting equipment in the office. According to Hamas, the five were former PA employees whose salaries were suspended.
The PBC is funded by the Palestinian Authority and broadcasts materials in support of Abbas. Its Gaza office shares a building that hosts several media outlets, including Palestine TV and the Voice of Palestine radio station.
â€śWe hold the Hamas authorities fully responsible for this crime of breaking into the headquarters and destroying them. This is an attack against our people in Gaza.â€ť the PA officer said in a statement on Friday.
There is no comment on the arrest from the Palestinian Authority yet.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.