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Religious ruling published in PA daily: Sex on demand is a husband's "right" and a wife's "obligation"
Excerpt of a Fatwa (religious ruling) in the Fatwa section published during the month of Ramadan by the Dar Al-Ifta, an official PA institution issuing Fatwas in the official PA daily “Question: ‘Does a woman have to ask her husband for permission to fast six days in the month of Shawwal (the month...”
May 15, 2019
Booklet praising Abbas produced by students, supposedly meant to enter the PA curriculum, was pulled following backlash and accusations of "patriarchalism"
“A booklet that female students of a school in the West Bank produced, which includes clear words of praise for [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, is stirring opposition and anger among the Palestinian public after it was stated that it would enter the Palestinian curriculum."
May 15, 2019
Fatah Facebook posts image of child allegedly beaten by Hamas during Gaza protests
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page Posted text: “Khan Yunis… the Hamas Movement beats a child inside a jeep who participated in protests. #We_want_to_live.” The image shows the child Ahmed Imad Ziyada kneeling on the floor and covering his face with his hands.
Mar 17, 2019
PA TV filler on Gaza protests 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 bloody nose who was allegedly beaten by Hamas members as they repressed protests against Hamas corruption due to the severe financial situation in Gaza. Click to view...
Mar 17, 2019
Fatah Facebook posts images of Palestinian journalist allegedly beaten by Hamas
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page Posted text: “The Hamas Movement assaulted female journalist Taif Issam Al-Buhaisi from the Deir Al-Balah refugee camp while she was covering the movement’s activities. #We_want_to_live” The images show female journalist Taif Issam...
Mar 17, 2019
Fatah Facebook posts image of Palestinian child allegedly injured by Hamas
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page Posted text: “A short time ago. Look what the Hamas Movement’s security [forces] did when they invaded the home of the Barbakh family. During the invasion they opened fire and broke glass on the children. What did the children do to them!...”
Mar 17, 2019
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