Palestinian sources said Hamas has succeeded in preventing nearly all
Fatah activities in the Gaza Strip. They said the lion's share of Fatah
operatives have been driven underground or left the area.
PCHR also reported that the Hamas regime prevented a Palestinian
television camerman from working in Rafah. The group said the cameraman,
identified as Imad Ajrami, represented the Al Alam satellite channel at the
"A number of individuals wearing civilian clothes came to me when I was
in a civilian car," Ajrami recalled. "They introduced themselves as members
the Criminal Investigation Bureau. They forcibly confiscated my camera.
Immediately, I went together with Mustafa Abul Hadi, correspondent of Al
Arabiya satellite channel, to the police station in the town. There, an
officer ordered us not to
photograph the demonstration and gave us [back] the camera."
The human rights group said Hamas routinely beats protesters and
condemned what it termed the regime's "inhumane treatment." PCHR also called
on the Islamic
regime to end its ban on attorney visits to their clients in detention.
"The center is concerned that this ban is motivated by the perpetration
of illegal actions such as torture and other forms of cruel and inhumane
treatment against prisoners," the group said.