Palestinian protesters use a huge slingshot to hurl stones at Israeli security forces during clashes near Shejaiya, an eastern district of Gaza City along the border with Israel, on November 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS
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shut over report on Israel tiesThe Palestinian administration in the occupied West Bank shut down the local office of a pan-Arab newspaper this week after accusing it of "offensive" reporting on Palestinian security coordination with Israel, officials said. An Oct. 20 letter from the Information Ministry to the attorney-general, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, said the newspaper had published a report that was "offensive to the state of Palestine and its security services".Naela Khalil, head of Al-Araby Al-Jadeed in the West Bank, described the bureau's lack of a license as a pretext for the closure, which, she said, the Palestinian journalists union was trying to reverse.
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