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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
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