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    People Protest Economic Situation in Gaza, Hamas Soldiers Raid Homes, Arrest Journalists

    Updated: March 19, 2019 at 3:35 pm EST  See Comments

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    People Protest Economic Situation in Gaza, Hamas Soldiers Raid Homes, Arrest Journalists

    Hamas soldiers arrested several journalists in Gaza Sunday during protests between Hamas security officials and protestors demonstrating against Gaza’s economic state.

    According to the Times of Israel, the journalists were arrested for reporting on the incident, but they are expected to be released soon.

    Hamas militants also arrested hundreds of civilians who were participating in the protests, according to Wafa, the Palestinian Authority’s news agency.

    The United Nations’ envoy to Israel, Nickolay Mladenov, said Hamas soldiers used violence to make their arrests.

    “I condemn the Hamas violence in #Gaza against protesters, women, #children; journalists & human rights activists,” he wrote on his Twitter page. “#Palestinian factions must engage with Egypt on the basis of the Cairo Agreement. #UN is working to avoid escalation, lift the closures, & support reconciliation.”

    I condemn the Hamas violence in #Gaza against protesters, women, #children; journalists & human rights activists. #Palestinian factions must engage with Egypt on the basis of the the Cairo Agreement. #UN is working to avoid escalation, lift the closures, & support reconciliation

    — Nickolay E. MLADENOV (@nmladenov) March 17, 2019

    He said that the people had a right to protest.

    “The long-suffering people of Gaza were protesting the dire economic situation and demanded an improvement in the quality of life in the Gaza Strip,” he said

    Samir Zaqout, deputy director of the Gaza-based Al Mezan Center for Human Rights said that the country has been dealing with poverty and

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