Hamas Orders Foreign Journalists Not to Mention Errant Terror Rockets That Killed Children

Breitbart.com reports: “The Hamas terror group, which rules Gaza, issued and then revoked sweeping restrictions on foreign journalists working there and covering the recent conflict with Israel, including a ban on mentioning some rockets fell short of their target and killed Palestinian children.

According to various media outlets, including the Associated Press, foreign journalists were told that they could not report on misfired rockets by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in last weekend’s escalation. The PIJ fired 1,100 rockets at Israelis civilians in a three-day period, with roughly 200 of those landing inside the Gaza Strip, killing innocent Palestinians and among them young children.

Journalists were also given a blanket order requiring them to blame Israel unequivocally for the latest escalation, the Foreign Press Association, which represents international media in Israel, said.

But after discussions with the terrorist group, the guidelines were scrapped.

‘Such a move would have constituted a severe, unacceptable and unjustifiable restriction on the freedom of the press, as well as the safety of our colleagues in Gaza,’ the FPA said in a statement cited by AP…”

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