Sunday, September 9, 2007
"Palestinian security allied with the Fatah rulers of the West Bank beat protesters of the rival Hamas group in a demonstration Sunday in the city of Hebron.
Hundreds of Hamas students gathered outside the Hebron University in Hebron to protest an increase in tuition, witnesses said. Palestinian security asked the demonstrators to move to university grounds and, when they failed to comply, began beating the protesters with clubs, said witnesses.
Some 20 students were beaten and arrested.
The security also forbade journalists from taking pictures, confiscating the camera of one photographer, witnesses said. Some journalists were also beaten.
The Tel Aviv-based Foreign Press Association issued a harsh statement condemning the behavior of Palestinian security, as the incident was merely the latest in a series of such protests......."