Mahmoud Abbas decrees sweeping internet speech restrictions | The Electronic Intifada – Anyone for Palestinian freedom?

PA crackdown on journalistsBoth Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which work together closely to control the Palestinian population under military occupation, already jail Palestinians for their postings on social media.The decree’s enactment comes as the PA oversees a wave of press violations including arrests for statements made on social media.At the beginning of June, the Palestinian Authority arrested 23-year-old Nassar Jaradat for posting on his Facebook page a call for a “people’s revolution” against the Fatah leadership – Abbas’ political faction.This week, PA intelligence agencies in the occupied West Bank arrested four journalists from several local outlets, accusing them of “leaking sensitive information.”

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