Hamas's human rights violations against journalists have increasingly found the group at odds with civil liberty and human rights groups.
Hamas notoriously beats journalists, including citizen journalists. The Iranian-backed group has policies forcing reporters to be accompanied by "sponsors." And of course, just this weekend, Hamas began trapping journalists in the Gaza Strip, raising fears that the Iran-backed terror group intends to use them as human shields during Israel's anti-terror Operation Pillar of Defense.
Below are selections from a TIP YouTube collection documenting Hamas's persecution of journalists. Click on the photos to go to the selected videos, or click on the link at the very bottom to go to TIP's full YouTube playlist on the issue.
Hamas Takes British Filmmaker Prisoner (infolivetvenglish / http://is.gd/KAgsle)
Hamas releases British reporter held in Gaza
(AFP / http://is.gd/XXoTYn)
Journalists under fire in Gaza
(AlJazeeraEnglish / http://is.gd/JKDjF4)
Hamas fires from foreign Press building in Gaza
(noterrorhere / http://is.gd/ulsKDS)