First, Israel imposed a prolonged ban that has prevented international journalists from regularly entering Gaza.
Then, the Hamas leaders running the Gaza Strip kicked Israeli reporter Amira Hass out of Gaza after she defied her government ban on going to the Hamas-controlled area. (Hass was then briefly detained by Israeli authorities when she returned to Israel.)
Now it is the U.S.- and Israel-backed Palestinian Authority that is clamping down on the media.
The PA, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, has reportedly been unhappy with Al Jazeera's coverage and views the Doha-based station as pro-Hamas.
The final straw may have been Al Jazeera's decision to broadcast a live address by Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in Damascus instead of a speech by Abbas.
Al Jazeera has been barred from covering events at the presidential compound for more than two weeks, prompting a protest from the Foreign Press Association, which has been busy of-late fighting the various attempts to crack down on coverage in the area.
"We urge the authorities in Ramallah to immediately end this restriction, thereby living up to the Palestinian Authority's own claims that it respects the basic ideals of a free press," the FPA wrote in its protest. "There can be no legitimate excuse for this unacceptable curtailment of press access to the office and activities of the president."
"It is with great disappointment that in our tenth year we have had to make the choice to strike as a last resort to the relentless and heightened persecution of Ramattan by the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, and Israel," Ramattan said in a statement.