Hamas bans Palestinian women’s TV channel, receives blowback on social media

“The doors of the Gaza Strip carry a sign that reads: Here live the [Hamas] dream-killers.”

If only the left-wing part of America knew the reality of the Gaza Strip. It’s not Israel’s “occupation,” it’s Hamas’.

Times of Israel, February 19, 2018.

Hamas on Sunday banned the launching of a new television station specializing in Palestinian women’s affairs in the Gaza Strip.

The Hamas-controlled Ministry of Information said that the station, the first of its kind in the Gaza Strip, had failed to obtain a proper license from the relevant authorities.

The new station was supposed to go on air during a ceremony in the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by the Hamas terror group, on Sunday evening.

However, the organizers of the event said that they received an order from the Hamas ministry prohibiting them from holding the ceremony.

The ministry said that the decision came after Taif TV for Palestinian Women had ignored repeated requests to obtain a license.

It also claimed that another institution in the Gaza Strip carried the same name — a further reason why the television station was banned from launching its broadcasts.


“We regret the claims made by the Government Press Office in Gaza and affirm that our legal status is intact and is not in violation of the law,” the women’s television channel said.


Palestinian journalist Alaa Helou commented: “Those who are ruling the Gaza Strip make us hate them every day. The boisterous [Hamas] regime has to leave its fingerprint.”

Facebook user Islam Zendah remarked: “The doors of the Gaza Strip carry a sign that reads: Here live the [Hamas] dream-killers.”

In another Facebook comment on the Hams ban, Zeina Al Mashharawi said: “Regrettably, they [Hamas] haven’t left a corner where they haven’t sown hatred, animosity and oppression. There’s no justification for today’s ban.”