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Abbas removes parliamentary immunity of 5 PA parliament members
"Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas' legal advisor [Hassan Al-Ouri] said: 'The president has removed the parliamentary immunity of five members of the Palestinian PA Parliament (Legislative Council).' According to the Arabic Sky News [TV] channel, Al-Ouri said today (Tuesday) [Dec. 13, 2016]:..."
Dec 13, 2016
Over 87,000 Palestinian women are paid less than minimum wage
Headline: “Female workers who were swallowed up by the exploitation – 87,000 women do not receive minimum wage, and there are no complaints out of fear of ‘losing’ the position” “The time has come to go to work, and Hanan Yassin needs to go quickly to the private clinic of two doctors who treat...”
Dec 5, 2016
Over 5000 Fatah members excluded from Fatah conference; activists' attempts to protest quashed
Headline: “PA Parliament member Al-Sheikh Ali: We will not recognize the boycott conference, we are making preparations for the real Fatah conference” “PA Parliament (Legislative Council) member for the Fatah Movement Na’ima Al-Sheikh Ali said today (Wednesday) [Nov. 30, 2016], in response to the...”
Nov 30, 2016
Mufti on PA TV explains how to discipline a wife: “Rebuke her, forsake her in bed, beat her – [use] a small brush or a handkerchief, and the number of blows should not exceed 10”
Academic lecturer on Islam and Mufti Sheikh Samih Hajjaj: “A man wanted to take revenge on [his] wife so he locked her in the bathroom. She is from a respectable family and he locked her up for 25 days. In the morning he would give her pita bread, a plate of red pepper, and a beating with a rubber...”
Nov 24, 2016
Oct. 2016 poll: 49.9% of Palestinians believe if elections were held, they would not be fair
Q: "If elections are to be conducted in the Palestinian Territories at the present time, do you think that they will be fair?" Note: “Results of the Palestinian Public Opinion Poll no. 53 conducted by the Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University during the period...”
Oct 17, 2016
Op-ed in PA daily promotes freedom of speech, but claims "fascist Israel" and America "create international terror"
Headline: “The crime of disgrace ” Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily, about the assassination of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sept. 25, 2016, as Hattar was about to stand trial for sharing a cartoon depicting God being treated like a servant by a bearded...
Sep 26, 2016
Palestinian Journalists Syndicate condemn beating and detainment of journalists by the PA Security Forces as "grave violation of freedom of the press"
Headline: “The [Palestinian Journalists’] syndicate condemned the attack of [PA] Security [Forces] against the journalists in Jenin; Al-Damiri: We will investigate every complaint that a citizen submits” “The [Palestinian] Journalists’ Syndicate condemned the fact that a number of journalists in...”
Sep 17, 2016
Official PA daily reports significant setback in number of women running for election
Headline: “The parties marginalize the role of women in political participation” “The millions of dollars that the women’s associations, centers for defending women’s rights, and party activists are transferring have not achieved advancement towards strengthening the role of women in political...”
Sep 1, 2016
Abbas declares national Freedom of Opinion and Speech Day in Palestine
Headline: “Palestine initiates: The president lays the cornerstone for the advancement of freedom of the press in the Arab world – Mahmoud Abbas decides that August 1 will be Freedom of Opinion and Speech Day in Palestine” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas signed a declaration yesterday [Aug. 2, 2016]...”
Aug 3, 2016
PA Prime Minister claims Israel kills and arrests Palestinian journalists
Taken from the English website of WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency. Headline: "Palestine Launches Campaign to Support Freedom of Press" "RAMALLAH, August 2, 2016 (WAFA) – In the presence of high ranking officials from international, regional and local journalist bodies, the state of..."
Aug 2, 2016
Human rights orgs submit complaint against PA security forces for torturing Palestinians
Headline: “Precedent: The Arab Organization for Human Rights submitted a complaint against the PA Security Forces in the International Criminal Court (ICC)” “The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Britain submitted a complaint to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) in the International Criminal...”
Jul 25, 2016
Fatah responds to op-ed accusing Fatah and PA of corruption, claims accusations serve Israeli interests
Headline: “Fatah: [Jihad] Al-Khazen’s participation in the attack on President [Mahmoud Abbas] is a blow to the struggle of our people and its revolution” “The Fatah Movement said that [the op-ed] by Jihad Al-Khazen, which appeared in the London-based paper Al-Hayat [on June 12, 2016] and wronged...”
Jun 15, 2016
Op-ed: "Fatah leadership needs to retire because it is a mixture of failure and corruption"
Headline: “The opinion of a source from the [Persian] Gulf on [Barack] Obama and the Palestinian leadership” Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen in his regular column “Eyes and Ears” in the London-based Al-Hayat. “The success of the Saudi outlook on the future economy will benefit the entire region. [US...”
Jun 12, 2016
PA daily refutes claims that Palestinian journalist`s arrest violates freedom of press
Headline: “The Bureau of Communication of the Security Forces: Abu Zaid’s arrest is connected to fanning the rift (i.e., between Fatah and Hamas) and illegally transferring money” “The Bureau of Communication of the Security Forces emphasized that the Security Forces’ steps and stance are based on...”
May 25, 2016
Independent news agency reports Palestinian journalist was arrested for no reason
A week after this article was published, the PA daily published an article claiming that the journalist was arrested for illegal money transfers, not for journalistic reasons. Headline: “The [PA General] Intelligence [Service] in Nablus arrested Al-Aqsa journalist Tareq Abu Zaid” “The Palestinian...”
May 17, 2016
PA Security Force spokesperson claims that missing men were feared to have been “kidnapped by settlers or criminals” to cover up their arrest by PA Police
Headline: "The security services call on the media outlets to wait for the results of the investigation of the disappearance of the three young men" “Police Spokesman Luay Erzekat yesterday [April 10, 2016] called on the media not to rely on reports on social networks regarding the three young men,...”
Apr 11, 2016
PA university expels student for hugging his fiancée on campus
Headline: “Video: A hug at Kadoorie University in the West Bank leads to a student being expelled” “The administration of Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie (a PA government university –Ed.) decided to expel one of its students from the university due to conduct contradicting campus...”
Mar 21, 2016
Palestinian attorney: The Israeli labor law is very good but Palestinian middlemen steal half or two thirds of women’s salaries
Attorney Khaled Al-Doukhi of Worker’s Hotline: "Israeli labor law is a very good law regarding workers' rights, for both men and women. Israeli law does not differentiate between a worker who has entered Israel illegally or legally... Unfortunately, even though it is very good, in practice, the law..."
Mar 16, 2016
PA daily op-ed criticizes Arab countries who have discriminated against Palestinian refugees for almost 70 years
Headline: “I don’t like anything” Excerpt of op-ed by Hanan Bakir “I don’t like it that men – without stereotyping – in one moment alienate themselves from the woman to an extent that they commit the crime (i.e., femicide). When a recalcitrant man commits [a crime] and goes to prison for theft,...”
Mar 13, 2016
Call for Abbas to issue presidential decree prohibiting detention of journalists for doing their jobs
Headline: "A call for a presidential decision that prohibits the detention of journalists" "Journalists, human rights and media organisations confirmed the importance of issuing a presidential decision by president Mahmoud Abbas, whereby he prohibits the detention of journalists in relation to..."
Feb 17, 2016
Palestinian political party protests PA arrest of teachers
Headline: "The People's Party condemned the arrest campaign among teachers and emphasized their democratic rights and their right to make demands" "The Palestinian People's Party (i.e., a member of the PLO) condemned the arrest campaign carried out by the Palestinian Security Services among the..."
Feb 17, 2016
Journalist’s arrest is attack on Palestinian freedom of press
Headline: "Aljariri’s detention is another attempt to silence the press" "Despite the retraction of the public prosecutor’s decision to detain the journalist Ihab Aljariri pending investigation, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms 'MADA' expresses its deep concern regarding..."
Feb 14, 2016
PA Mufti of Gaza explains how to hit your wife: "Not hitting that will bring the police, and break her hand and cause bleeding"
Mufti of Gaza Hassan Al-Laham: "Allah created a solution for this (i.e., marital strife)... Allah said: Warn them [the wives], and separate from them, and hit them, and bring an arbitrator from his family and an arbitrator from her family. [Only] after this comes divorce. The husband starts with a..."
Feb 8, 2016
Palestinian media organizations condemn new PA law that restricts freedom of speech
"The ratification of the Palestinian Supreme Council for Media’s law by the Palestinian government and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has opened the door to an argument between the [Palestinian] Journalists’ Syndicate and a number of the media institutions dealing with the journalists’..."
Jan 20, 2016