Saturday, August 02, 2008

Hamas shuts down Gaza City radio station

The radical Islamic movement Hamas has ordered the closure of the al-Sha’b radio station operated in Gaza City by a faction of the rival PLO. Employees of the radio station denounced the closure as a violation of their freedom of expression and are demanding that the ban be lifted immediately. The closure is thought to be linked with an attack last weekend which killed five Hamas members and a six-year-old girl in the Gaza Strip. Hamas has blamed the attack on Fatah, which denies the allegation.
(Source: RNW News/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)