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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
Protests against PA Security Forces suppression of peaceful demonstrations in Ramallah
Headline: "The [Palestinian] People's Party condemned the suppression of the demonstration in Ramallah and demanded an accounting of those responsible for it and an apology to the people" "The Palestinian People's Party (i.e., a member of the PLO) expressed its strong condemnation of the attack by..."
Mar 12, 2017
Palestinian women's rights group outraged that rapists and murderers receive reduced sentences
Headline: "Article 99 murders women twice" "The [PA] Ramallah court on Oct. 19  convicted a man from Tulkarem of rape, in contradiction of the directives of clause 296 of [Palestinian] Penal Law No. 16 of 1960, and sentenced him to manual labor for three years. However, in light of 'the..."
Mar 7, 2017
PA Security Forces postpone release of political detainee
Headline: “Hizb ut-Tahrir: The PA is postponing the release of Al-Jabari despite the publication of the court’s decision” “Member of the information bureau of Hizb ut-Tahrir (i.e., the Party of Liberation, an international Salafist political organization) in Palestine Baher Saleh reported that the...”
Mar 1, 2017
PA security forces suppress political demonstration in Ramallah
Headline: “PNN report: [PA] Security Forces dispersed a protest vigil of Hizb ut-Tahrir. Al-Damiri says that they are creating internal conflicts, and the party answers” “The Palestinian [PA] Security Forces dispersed a demonstration of the Palestinian Hizb ut-Tahrir (i.e., the Party of Liberation,...”
Feb 25, 2017
Abbas bans 5 Fatah parliamentarians from leaving the West Bank
Headline: "A [PA] presidential decision to forbid the travel of five members of the Palestinian Parliament" "Knowledgeable Palestinian sources revealed that there is a decision by the Palestinian [PA] presidency to ban five members of the PA Parliament (Legislative Council) from leaving the..."
Feb 23, 2017
Palestinian center for media freedoms demands release of 2 journalists arrested by PA
Originally posted in English. Headline: "MADA demands release of Journalist Al-Sa’ee and to stop detaining and imprisoning journalists" "The Palestinian center for development and media freedoms MADA is extremely concerned of imprisoning and detaining journalists by the Palestinian security..."
Feb 12, 2017
Gaza inequality: Woman sentenced to death by hanging for murdering husband, men who murder women receive reduced sentences
Headline: “Gaza: A women’s rights center demands to cancel the death sentence that was imposed on Nahla Abu Anza” “The Center for Women’s Legal Research and Consulting [in Gaza] strongly condemned the death sentence that a court of first instance (i.e., a trial court where legal proceedings are...”
Dec 21, 2016
Fatah in Europe calls Abbas a dictator
Headline: “Fatah in Europe condemned the PA Security [Forces’] attack against [PA] Parliament members who held a sit-down strike at the Red Cross building” “The Fatah Movement in Europe published a statement in which it condemned the violations against the [PA] Parliament members from Fatah, their...”
Dec 19, 2016
PA parliamentary official: Abbas does not have the right to revoke immunity of PA parliament members
Headline: "Hassan Khreisheh to Wattan: The [PA] president does not have the right to remove the immunity of PA Parliament members" "Second Deputy Chairman of the PA Parliament (Legislative Council) Hassan Khreisheh emphasized that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas does not have the right to remove the..."
Dec 14, 2016