Three Palestinian reporters were attacked by Hamas security forces while they were covering a mass wedding in Gaza City on Thursday, the Palestinian media reported Friday.
The reports identified the three as local Sky News reporter Mohammad al-Mashharawi, BBC reporter Adnan al-Dorosh and Amer Abu Omar, a Gaza-based journalist.
The three were covering a mass wedding ceremony for 500 couples, reportedly sponsored by a local charity in coordination with Hamas.
Eyewitness reports said the three were severely beaten in a nearby playground.
The Palestine News Network said that al-Mashharawi was detained by Hamas and that his location is currently unknown. That report has not been corroborated by any independent source.
Gaza's Ministry of Interior issued a statement shortly after the incident condemning the attack.
The ministry said authorities will "open an investigation and punish the assailants."
The Ramallah-based media rights group Mada said that Hamas brutality towards journalists stationed in Gaza Strip has escalated over the past year.
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