PA Bars Journalists from British Supermodel Visit (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 05/23/12)
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Palestinian Authority forces threatened to break press cameras, and
barred coverage of British supermodel Naomi Campbell’s visit to
She celebrated her 42nd birthday with a trip to the Church of
Nativity in the city, located between Jerusalem on the north and Gush
Etzion and to the south, amid a call for “good vibrations, not
destruction” in the region.
Either at her own request or through the initiative of the
Palestinian Authority, journalists were warned by private and
Palestinian Authority guards to keep their distance, drawing a stern
protest from the Freedom Committee of the PA Journalist. The
complaint is one of a growing number of appeals from international
journalists on Palestinian Authority restrictions.
The Freedom Committee expressed “anger and resentment” at Palestinian
Authority security forces who threatened to confiscate and break
Campbell’s visit apparently was made in relatively secrecy, and she
was escorted by her private security bodyguards as well as
Palestinian Authority guards during her tour of Bethelhem, which is
under full control of the PA.
She did not refer to the threats on journalists and instead told the
Associated Press she hopes that “weapons and war [and] greed and oil
will end. The news agency also reported that as she ate in a
Bethlehem restaurant, Palestinian Authority officials threatened to
punish employees who talked with journalists.
Campbell also visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/23/12)
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