The Interior Ministry in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip has announced the results of an investigation into a complaint by a journalist who was allegedly attacked by security forces for not wearing a veil.
According to Palestinian media reports, the Hamas-led ministry has decided to imprison the attacker and apologize to the journalist.
The Palestinian Journalist Syndicate has condemned the attack on Hamas member Rawa Morshed while on duty.
Over the past few days, the story of a human rights activist and social media activist has been discussed and shed light on the plight of journalists and the rights of women in the region.
She explained that she was on a photo tour with her colleagues when two men in military uniforms detained them, questioned their identities and questioned them as to why they were in a security zone.
After trying to introduce herself, Rao pointed out that the dialogue was another turning point for her “appearance and not wearing the hijab”, which then developed into what she called “apostasy.”
When she objected to being addressed, Rao said, “The security man beat her with a tree branch, inflicting wounds all over her body.”
The Interior Ministry is talking about a dispute between a journalist and one of the “Hama al-Taghur” elements. He was arrested and later convicted of violating instructions while interacting with citizens.
The ministry noted that “its investigation concluded that the journalist and her colleagues were not on a work mission,” adding that they had not coordinated and informed the entry of a border area, especially since their presence was compatible with that of an Israeli army. ”
Before welcoming the news that the security element of the attacker was blocking, the story of the attack on the journalist caused controversy and divided the pioneers of social networking sites between feeling and suspicion.
Activists and tweets expressed solidarity with the journalist. She condemned the attacks and allegations she suffered in person and in her private life.
They also demanded that laws be enacted to protect journalists from these repetitive activities that aim at freedom and perpetuate violations.
Activists say some have searched newspaper photos for defamation and blamed it on the rightful owner. There are those who believe that these actions reflect “the real situation and inferiority complex of women in the Gaza Strip.”
In this case, Sherry al-Tire wrote: “The comments of some who support the brutality of the incident are disgusting and express the ISIS mentality.”
Although they condemned the attack on Roway, some commentators accused her sympathizers of exaggerating and exaggerating the incident in order to address “intellectual and political narratives” or to portray the Gaza Strip as a place of “insulting women”.
Some described the incident as a person, and one commented: Why does it distort the image of Gaza and turn it into a bogeyman … Gaza is really different, in which many girls do not show the veil. “
Others pointed fingers at similar incidents and attacked victims because of their physical appearance .
At a time when Palestine is witnessing heated discussions following the decision to postpone the election, the third team describes the discussion surrounding the incident as secondary.
Activists also warned of the continuing state of political polarization in defining the parameters of the ongoing talks in the Palestinian arena, which would hamper any attempt to find radical solutions to the underlying problems.