Abbas: Shut Up or I will Arrest You!

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Courtesy of Khaled Abu Toameh & Gatestone Institute

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10684/palestinian-cyber-crime-law

Abbas: Shut Up or I will ArrTest You!

  • Critics say the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Cyber Crime Law, which permits the imprisonment of Palestinians for “liking” or sharing published material on the internet, paves the way for the emergence of a “police state” in PA-controlled territories in the West Bank. They also argue that the law aims to silence criticism of Abbas and the PA leadership.
  • “What is laughable is that this law carries penalties that are tougher than those imposed on thieves and sex offenders… the law, in its present form, is designed to limit the freedom of the media and punish people for simple matters.” — Journalist in Ramallah.
  • This latest dictatorial move in the PA-controlled territories might also serve to remind the international community about…

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