CNN senior international correspondent Ben Wedeman and his cameraman, Joe Sheffer, were roughed up by Palestinian security forces at a Hamas demonstration in the West Bank. Wedeman said on CNN this morning that they are fine minus “a couple bruises, a few scratches.”
“The Palestinian authority does not like it when the press covers groups of protesters that are affiliated with Hamas that are protesting essentially against the Palestinian authority,” Wedeman said. “At a certain point I heard one of these plainclothes policemen saying in Arabic, ‘grab the camera, grab the cameraman.’ So I ran up to Joe Scheffer, our cameraman, and I told him, ‘They’re coming for you. Let’s go, let’s go.’” Watch:
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