Hamas photos of Israeli force spark censor warning

By Agencies – Nov 23,2018 -JORDAN TIMES


GAZA/OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Hamas published photos on Thursday of six men and two women who it said were involved in a botched Israeli undercover raid into the Gaza Strip this month and appealed for details about them, Reuters reported.

Israel’s forces censor, without commenting on the credibility of Hamas’s information, urged the media not to disseminate any details about the November 11 incident in which an Israeli colonel, a Hamas commander and six other Palestinian militants were killed.
The armed wing of Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip, called for information on the people in the photos as it continued an investigation into the botched Israeli mission, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Hamas also distributed images of two vehicles purportedly linked to the covert operation, but provided no further details on the identities of the people photographed.

Israel’s forces censor issued a statement shortly afterwards calling on the public and news media not to distribute the photos or information relating to them.

“Hamas is attempting to understand and analyse the incident that occurred in Gaza on November 11 and any information, even if it seems harmless by those who distribute it, can endanger lives and put state security at risk,” the statement said.

A botched Israeli special forces operation on November 11 in the Gaza Strip prompted Hamas to vow revenge and led to the deadliest escalation between the two sides since a 2014 war.

The clash that resulted from the blown operation killed seven Palestinians, including a local Hamas military commander, as well as an Israeli army officer.

Israel has provided few details on the operation, but said it was an intelligence-gathering mission, AFP said.


http://jordantimes.com/news/region/hamas-photos-israeli-force-spark-censor-warningPalestinians shop for vegetables and produce from peddlars by the new Qatari-built Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Mosque in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on November 20 (AFP photo)


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