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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Headline: "Workshop participants demand that clause 308 of the Penal Code be repealed" "Participants in a discussion for March 8 (i.e., International Women's Day) demanded that clause 308 of the Penal Code be repealed.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
PA TV supports Israeli law against polygamy
Official PA TV program Keepers of Our Flame, on Arab women in Israel, hosting Israeli Arab Naela Awad from the Israeli NGO Women Against Violence Women Against Violence activist Naela Awad: "It can be seen that despite there being a law against polygamy in the State [of Israel], the implementation..."
Jul 9, 2017
July 2017 poll: 62% of Palestinians want Abbas to resign, support for intifada drops
"These are the results of the latest poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip between 29 June and 1 July 2017. This poll has been conducted in cooperation with the Konrad- Adenauer-Stiftung in Ramallah... Total size of the..."
Jul 5, 2017
Palestinian babies die because the PA does not give them permission to leave Gaza for medical treatment
“Ibrahim Samir Tbeil, a nine-month old baby who lay in intensive care at the Al-Rantisi Hospital in Gaza, died because he was unable to leave the Gaza Strip in order to receive treatment. In this way, the number of babies who died in Gaza rose to three within 24 hours. [Hamas -run Gazan] Ministry...”
Jun 27, 2017
Palestinian center for media freedoms calls for repeal of blocking of Palestinian news sites
Ramallah - (18-6-2017) - The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses its deep concern about the blocking of a number of Palestinian websites. This decision constitutes a serious violation of freedom of the press and expression and calls for the repeal of such measures...
Jun 18, 2017
PA blocks 11 websites of political opponents
“A senior source in the PA revealed to a journalist [of the independent Palestinian news agency] Ma’an in Ramallah the reason for the blocking of 11 websites, which [PA] Attorney General [Ahmed Barrak] is checking lawsuits that have been submitted against them. The source vehemently denied that the...”
Jun 15, 2017
PA member of Parliament says Abbas is the sole ruler, no separation of powers in the PA
Headline: “Abu Shamaleh: The attack against the Fatah Parliament members’ office in Ramallah constitutes ‘terror’ and a violent breaking of the law” “[PA] Parliament (Legislative Council) Member Majed Abu Shamaleh, a member of the Legislative Council for the Fatah parliamentary faction, said that...”
Jun 14, 2017
PA security forces raid offices of Fatah parliamentarians and arrest one of them
“This evening [June 12, 2017] the PA Preventive Security Forces raided the office of Fatah [PA] parliament (Legislative Council) members from Gaza, which is located in Ramallah. They arrested several of the employees there as well as several parliament members, including Alaa Yaghi. Those...”
Jun 12, 2017
PA TV interviews first female Islamic religious judge in the PA
Official PA TV program Live With Them in Serenity, hosting female Shari’ah Court Judge Khuloud Al-Faqih Official PA TV host: “When we say [the name] Khuloud Al-Faqih, immediately the first female Shari’ah judge echoes in one’s head – in addition to being the sister of the second female Shari’ah...”
Jun 10, 2017
Abbas rescinds decision to cut salaries of Hamas MPs
Headline: "A source to Amad: The Qatari ambassador renewed the salaries of the Hamas Members of Parliament after their payment was stopped on Abbas' order" "Palestinian media outlets have published that Ramallah Authority (i.e., PA) Chairman Muhammad Abbas ordered to stop payment of the salaries of..."
Jun 7, 2017
Abbas cancels salaries of Fatah MPs who oppose him
Headline: “Source to Amad: Abbas’ government is stopping payment of the salaries of Fatah Parliament members (including names) [parentheses in source]” “A source in the PA Parliament (Legislative Council) confirmed that the PA – in accordance with the personal decision of [PA President] Mahmoud...”
Jun 6, 2017
PA Ministry of Women's Affairs expresses concern over rise in murder of women in the Gaza Strip
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Women's Affairs expresses concern over the escalation in crimes of murdering women in the Gaza Strip" "The [PA] Ministry for Women's Affairs expressed great sorrow and concern over the rise in the extent of violence and murder against women in recent days, in the..."
Apr 23, 2017
PA TV: Viewers who use "beatings and violence to solve their marital problems" to obey the Quran's "religious rules for beatings"
Official PA TV reporter on Talk of the Land:“To those who use beatings and violence to solve their marital problems: Carefully read the Quranic verse again [Sura 4:34]. There are solutions before giving beatings. If you have to, there are religious rules for beatings that must be obeyed. Guys, the...”
Apr 1, 2017
Compilation of PA TV clips telling Palestinian men how to beat their wives properly
The following are broadcasts from official Palestinian Authority TV explaining the conditions that a Palestinian man should follow when hitting his wife, according to Islamic law: PA TV reporter, official PA TV, April 1, 2017: "To those who use beatings and violence to solve their marital problems:..."
Apr 1, 2017
PA Ministry of information: All media outlets must report back to the ministry or face legal action
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information demands that the media institutions not publish the occupation’s announcements” “The [PA] Ministry of Information demanded not to publish the announcements of the occupation, its institutions, and its pawn that is called the ‘Civil Administration,’ which...”
Mar 29, 2017
PA official: Palestinian mothers of terrorist “Martyrs”honored, compared to Al-Khansa who rejoiced when sons died in battle
Headline: “Al-Husseini honored mothers of prisoners from Jerusalem” “[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and District Governor of Jerusalem Adnan Al-Husseini noted the sacrifice of Palestinian women, and Jerusalem [women] in particular, and their role in the path of freedom and independence on which...”
Mar 28, 2017
PA initiates campaign against erasing women’s names from the public space
Headline: "A meeting of the My Name is Not Shameful campaign at the [PA] government's General Secretariat" "The [PA] government’s General Secretariat yesterday [March 12, 2017] hosted the second meeting of the My Name is Not Shameful campaign, in which all of the employees of the gender units in..."
Mar 13, 2017