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Hamas Arrests Bloggers over Facebook Posting...

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by MaxShimba, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. MaxShimba

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    (ANSAmed) - GAZA, FEBRUARY 10 - Hamas security services have interrogated several bloggers in Gaza in an attempt to find out who has sent the messages - also spread on Facebook - which were meant to organise anti-Hamas demonstrations tomorrow in the Gaza Strip, after the Friday prayer. Several bloggers have been arrested, local sources say.

    A webpage in the Arabic language appeared by the end of January on Facebook with the title Thawrat al-Karameh (the dignified revolution). The webpage invites young people in Gaza to ''follow the example of people in Egypt and Tunisia'' and to demonstrate their discontent with the Hamas regime on February 11. Last week the former head of PNA intelligence services in the West Bank, Tawfik Tirawi, praised the initiative.

    In an interview with the Palestinian press agency JMCC, an anonymous organiser of 'al-Karameh' said today that the Facebook page has already been signed by 30,000 people, in Gaza and elsewhere. ''Our goal is the reconstitution of Palestinian national unity (between Hamas and al-Fatah, editor's note), with the helping hand of a popular uprising'', he said. A member of the Hamas government in Gaza, Ihab al-Ghusein, has called the initiative ''pure propaganda'' and predicted that there will be no demonstration tomorrow. (ANSAmed).