Palestinian writer has fingers smashed in Gaza beating

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Publisher says Atef Abu Saif, also a spokesperson for Fatah, almost killed by masked men

A UK publisher has condemned an attack by masked men in Gaza on a Palestinian writer and political figure, Atef Abu Saif, accusing the assailants of deliberately breaking his fingers.

Comma Press, a not-for-profit publisher that worked with Abu Saif, said that the beating on Monday night had almost killed him.

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