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Hamas Detaining Foreign Citizens in the Gaza Strip

This violation of the human rights of neutral foreigners is yet another example of Hamas’ attempts to manipulate and pressure the press.
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The Israeli Foreign Ministry reports that Hamas is not allowing at least 22 foreign nationals who wish to exit the Gaza Strip for Israel to do so. Among the foreigners being detained are nine Italian citizens, one Canadian, one South Korean, a French national and six journalists from Japan. In addition, two Turkish Red Crescent members have been refused exit.

This violation of the human rights of neutral foreigners is yet another example of Hamas’ attempts to manipulate and pressure the press.

For its part, Israel is keeping the Erez crossing into Gaza open, allowing passage to the foreign press, diplomats and humanitarian workers.

The Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza was also kept open today, enabling the passage of food and medication from Israel into the Gaza Strip.

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About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.


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13 Responses to “Hamas Detaining Foreign Citizens in the Gaza Strip”

  1. Wayne Delaporte says:

    get it through your thick heads europeans,russians,americans,WORLD……THESE ARE TERRORISTS…..TERROR……THEY USE ANYONE TO TERRORIZE……. A N Y O N E……

  2. Wayne Delaporte says:

    get it through your thick heads europeans,russians,americans,WORLD……THESE ARE TERRORISTS…..TERROR……THEY USE ANYONE TO TERRORIZE……. A N Y O N E……

  3. Wayne Delaporte says:

    get it through your thick heads europeans,russians,americans,WORLD……THESE ARE TERRORISTS…..TERROR……THEY USE ANYONE TO TERRORIZE……. A N Y O N E……

  4. Wayne Delaporte says:

    THIS IS WHAT HAMAS IS LIKE…THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT ANYONE…..WHEN IS THE WORLD GOING TO SEE THAT…..

  5. Wayne Delaporte says:

    THIS IS WHAT HAMAS IS LIKE…THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT ANYONE…..WHEN IS THE WORLD GOING TO SEE THAT…..

  6. Wayne Delaporte says:

    THIS IS WHAT HAMAS IS LIKE…THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT ANYONE…..WHEN IS THE WORLD GOING TO SEE THAT…..

  7. Hamish Robinson says:

    ****u jews are full of **** was killing jesus.not enough

  8. Romans killed Jesus, not Jews. And it's not a race thing it's a national identity thing.

  9. Daisy Jennings says:

    Amen! Furthermore,you can’t reason with insanity!

  10. Reginald Uka says:

    Good for them, as these left wing liberals and terrorists appeasers would be devoured by the beast the have been feeding. Good they be used as a human shields, it is what they have always wanted.

  11. Simon K Noir says:

    The worst part is he made this comment on a Jewish site.

  12. Hamish Robinson says:

    oh the worst part is he made his comment on a jewish site.seriously if i ever get to see u again Simon K Noir im going to knock you the.**** out.the worst part is.the fact that israel is killing innocent people you.****ing.****

  13. Alfonso Soued says:

    HAVE YOU LISTEN CNN?

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