PA blocks websites in West Bank linked to Hamas and Mohammad Dahlan:

Asia Middle East Forum

At least eleven Palestinian news websites appear to have been blocked in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, local sources said Thursday.

“We were informed this morning of a decision by the Palestinian public prosecutor [affiliated with the Palestinian government in Ramallah] to block 11 Palestinian websites,” an employee at a Ramallah-based internet service provider told Anadolu Agency.

According to the same source, who insisted on anonymity, all targeted websites are based outside the West Bank, which is administratively controlled by the Ramallah government.

Blocked websites, the same source asserted, include the Palestinian Information Center and the Shehab News Agency (affiliated with Palestinian resistance group Hamas) and the Voice of Fatah website (known to be close to Mohammed Dahlan, a controversial Palestinian MP expelled from Fatah in 2011).

On Thursday, Iyad al-Qarra, editor of “Palestine”, a newspaper close to Hamas, confirmed that the newspaper’s website had been blocked in the…

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