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Israel keeps ban on foreign journalists in Gaza

Strange, why would they want to keep journalists out. They need to document what is happening, so the rest of the world can know what is going on inside Gaza. I hope they’re not trying to do the same thing China did when China was or still is preventing Foreign Journalists from entering into Tibet?

Israel keeps ban on foreign journalists in Gaza [read on]
Israel maintained its ban on foreign journalists entering the Gaza Strip Friday despite a recent Supreme Court order to allow a limited number of reporters to enter the territory.

The ban has been in place since a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas began to fray on Nov. 5. Israel eased the ban last month but tightened it again after launching its air offensive against Gaza’s Hamas rulers a week ago.

A legal challenge by the Foreign Press Association, which represents foreign media in Israel, prompted the court ruling this week to allow groups of up to 12 foreign journalists to cross the border whenever the Erez crossing between Israel and Gaza is open for humanitarian cases.

That was the case on Friday, when Israel opened the crossing to allow nearly 300 Palestinians with foreign passports to leave Gaza. But authorities defied the court order and kept reporters out.

“We call on the Israeli government to immediately honor the will of the court and allow foreign journalists access to Gaza,” the Foreign Press Association said in a statement. “The authorities’ position that there was not enough time to coordinate and allow the journalists to enter does not seem reasonable.”

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