Abbas Moves to Take Control of the Palestinian Judiciary

(Gatestone Institute) Khaled Abu Toameh - The PA government has proposed a new bill that a Palestinian lawyers group warns "will put an end to the independence of the judiciary." The proposed bill authorizes the executive branch to dismiss judges and makes the prosecutor-general subordinate to the PA government. The international community does not seem to care much about human rights violations and assaults on public freedoms by the PA in the West Bank. Abbas sought to become his people's editor-in-chief by controlling the Palestinian media, and he got what he wanted, despite protests by Palestinian journalists. Now, Abbas seeks to become the chief judge of the Palestinians.

2017-09-01 00:00:00

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