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Official PA TV filler shows Palestinian kid allegedly beaten by Hamas
Official PA TV filler on civil unrest in the Gaza Strip against Hamas Visual: The screenshot shows a Palestinian child with a large bruise on his cheek who was allegedly beaten by Hamas members. Text on screen: “Gaza is bringing down the coup (refers to 2007 Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip; see...”
Mar 16, 2019
Man sentenced to life with hard labor for attempting to sell land to Jews - “the enemy”
Headline: “A life sentence with hard labor for a person convicted on charges of selling land to the enemy in Jerusalem” “In accordance with the instructions of clause 2/274 of the [PA] criminal procedures law, the [PA] Grand Criminal Court, which convened in Ramallah, convicted the accused I.A. on...”
Dec 31, 2018
Palestinian law states that one who attempts to sell land to Jews will be sentenced to 5 years of hard labor, with a successful attempt warranting a life sentence with hard labor
Palestinian law states that one who attempts to sell land to Jews will be sentenced to 5 years of hard labor, with a successful attempt warranting a life sentence with hard labor “Decision Number 20 of 2014 Regarding an Amendment of Penal Code Number 16 of 1960 and its Amendments … Clause 1: The...”
Dec 30, 2018
Dec. 2018 poll: 61% of Palestinians in the West Bank can’t criticize the PA; 80% of Palestinians perceive the PA to be corrupt
- “Only 35% of the West Bankers say that people can criticize the authority in their area without fear and 61% say that they cannot. In the Gaza Strip, 48% say that people can criticize the authority in their area without fear and 50% believe that they cannot. - Perception of corruption in PA...”
Dec 27, 2018
Social activist claims that gender-based violence caused by the occupation
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on 16-day campaign to fight gender-based violence, hosting Campaign Liaison and Support Director for the Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development Sandy Hanna The Palestinian campaign is part of the international “16 Days of Activism against...”
Dec 9, 2018
Palestinian women earn less than 500 NIS/month, campaign for equal rights launched by trade unions
Official PA TV News host: "The Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions together with the International Labor Organization has launched a national campaign for decent work for working women and the right to unionize... The campaign strives to promote women's access to equal economic..."
Nov 3, 2018
Spokesman of PA Security Forces denounces Human Right Watch’s report on torture and human abuses by the PA and Hamas; says it ignores Israeli “crimes”
"Official Spokesman of the [PA] Security Forces [and General Political Commissioner of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority] Adnan Al-Damiri said that the Human Rights Watch organization's report is a political, subjective, and unprofessional report in everything regarding the..."
Oct 25, 2018
EU condemns death sentences issued in Gaza by Hamas
Note: This article was posted on the English version of WAFA's website and was not translated by PMW. Headline: "EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah condemn death sentences issued in Gaza" "The European Union Representative and the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah condemned on..."
Sep 27, 2018
Palestinian Center for Human Rights condemns murder of woman by family member, says number of murdered women has increased
Headline: “The Palestinian Center for Human Rights condemns the murder of a resident of Khan Yunis by her father” “The Palestinian Center for Human Rights yesterday [Sept. 19, 2018] condemned the murder of R.S., a 43-year-old resident of Khan Yunis, by her father. It called to take legal steps in...”
Sep 20, 2018
Abbas’ advisor gives examples of when “a woman's testimony is insufficient” because of her “delicate nature”
Official PA TV program Horizons, on attitudes regarding women Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "Considering the true and normal difference between men and women – physically and..."
Sep 8, 2018
Palestinian civil organizations condemn use of violence by PA security forces against protestors
“The Network of Palestinian Civil Organizations... demanded today, Thursday, that the Palestinian [PA] government apologize for repressing the peaceful protest in Ramallah on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, which came out with a demand to remove the sanctions that are being imposed on Gaza. It also...”
Jun 21, 2018
PA Security Forces employ force against anti-PA demonstrators in Ramallah
Headline: “The Palestinian [PA] Security [Forces] suppressed a procession that demanded to remove the sanctions against Gaza” “The [PA] Security Forces this evening, Wednesday [June 14, 2018], suppressed a peaceful procession demanding to remove the sanctions against the Gaza Strip, which was...”
Jun 14, 2018
Female MPs from Arab countries call on Abbas to repeal PA law which enables rapists to avoid punishment by agreeing to marry the rape victim
Headline: "Workshop participants demand that clause 308 of the Penal Code be repealed" "Participants in a discussion for March 8 (i.e., International Women's Day) demanded that clause 308 of the Penal Code be repealed. The discussion was held yesterday [March 4, 2018] in Ramallah under the title No..."
Mar 5, 2018
Palestinian press freedom organization: The PA violates human rights despite having signed many international human rights treaties, woman journalists’ rights are being violated
PMW note: The following text was published in English on MADA's website on Nov. 30, 2017 and in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on Dec. 1, 2017. Headline: “MADA held a conference about challenges facing women journalists” “The Palestinian center for development and media Freedoms “MADA”...”
Dec 1, 2017
Palestinian child bride of 12 “became 17” to marry older man, couple married for 75 years
Official PA TV program "Palestine This Morning", on Abu Wajdi and Sara Al-Qassem who have been married for 75 years: Official PA TV host: "Tell us how did you meet your wife?" Palestinian man Abu Wajdi Al-Qassem: "She is my cousin. She was born abroad and lived [there] with her family. At the time,..."
Oct 14, 2017
PA Security Forces arrest students of Hamas-affiliated student bloc
Headline: "The [PA] Security Forces arrested the Islamic Bloc coordinator at Birzeit University and confiscated the students’ documents" "The [PA] Security Forces arrested Islamic Faction Coordinator at Birzeit University Osama Mafarjeh after it stopped the car of Student Council Head Omar Kiswani..."
Sep 19, 2017
Fatah official: The PA government is trying to take over the PA parliament
Headline: "Al-Ahmad: We are an authority lacking sovereignty, and the [PA] government is striving to be an alternative to the PA Parliament" "Head of the Fatah parliamentary faction, [Fatah Central Committee member, and Fatah Commissioner of National Relations (i.e., between Hamas and Fatah)] Azzam..."
Sep 11, 2017
Terror organization PFLP condemns arrest of journalists by the PA
Headline: “The Popular Front condemned the arrest of five journalists by the PA and calls for their immediate release” “The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) strongly condemned the fact that the [PA] Security Forces in the occupied West Bank arrested five journalists and summoned...”
Aug 9, 2017
PFLP calls Abbas “a dictator who rules by force over the members of his people”
Headline: “In response to [Abbas’] words, the Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine]: Abbas is a dictator lacking any legitimacy, and his steps of punishment are against the people in Gaza and not against Hamas” “Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] Central Committee member Abd...”
Aug 5, 2017
Fatah official condemns honor killings, violence against Palestinian women
Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Committee member and regular columnist for the official PA daily, calling for change in Palestinian society's attitude towards women and violence against women. Headline: "Murder for [family] honor - terror and racism" "All people are born free, with..."
Aug 3, 2017
Former PA minister reveals that he resigned because of pervasive corruption in the PA
“After two years of ‘calculated’ silence regarding his resignation from [PA Prime Minister] Rami Hamdallah’s government, [former PA Minister of Agriculture and Welfare] Shawqi Al-Issa published his letter of resignation, after the reasons that prevented its publication had passed. Due to its...”
Jul 10, 2017