Hamas accused of sabotaging safety training for Palestinian women journalists

If Israel banned one of its journalists from attending an overseas conference on the subject of safety for women journalists, one can only imagine the uproar.

But this is exactly what the Hamas government in Gaza has just done, by banning an International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) “safety trainer in Gaza, Sami Abu Salem, from travelling to Cairo to deliver a training marking the International Day of Women.”

News of the ban reaches us because the IFJ has issued a “strongly worded letter accusing “the Hamas administration in Gaza of sabotaging the Federation’s safety training for Palestinian women journalists.”

The full text of the IFJ report can be found here.