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Rise in Attacks, Detentions by Palestinian Security Services

Severe harassment by Palestinian Authority and Hamas security forces targeting Palestinian journalists in the West Bank and Gaza has had a pronounced chilling effect on freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today.
This report documents cases in which security forces tortured, beat, and arbitrarily detained journalists, confiscated their equipment, and barred them from leaving the West Bank and Gaza.

Link to Human Right Watch web site:  http://www.hrw.org/node/97792
Full article:  http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/iopt0411webwcover.pdf