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PA arrests man for saying Arafat was not a Martyr

     “Namir Mughrabi, a student at Birzeit University, attacked Martyr Yasser Arafat in a post on her private Facebook page, claiming that the reason behind the defeat of Fatah’s Shabiba [student movement] in the Birzeit University [elections] is that they chose the name “Martyr Yasser Arafat Bloc” for its list...
Namir’s uncle, a PA clerk from Abu Dis in the Jerusalem region, commented on the post. He encouraged her for what she wrote, and said that President Yasser Arafat is not a Martyr.
The young woman’s uncle is Khalil Ali Afaneh, and he was summoned by the General Intelligence Service...
Activists on Facebook called on Birzeit University to expel the student for having attacked Martyr Yasser Arafat. Simultaneously, several figures with close ties to Birzeit University’s administration stated that the university has decided to expel the student and issue a letter on behalf of the Ministry of Education prohibiting any university in the homeland from admitting the student. This was not confirmed by Donia Al-Watan’s sources.”
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