Palestinian Authority Cracks Down on Activists, Rivals in West Bank

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - The Palestinian Authority has targeted dozens of Palestinian political activists and rivals in the West Bank over the past few weeks. In September, at least 52 Palestinians were arrested by PA security forces, the Palestinian Committee for Political Detainees revealed. Another 62 Palestinians were summoned for interrogation. Palestinian human rights activist Walid Abdullah said most were accused of being affiliated with Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hizb ut-Tahrir, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). At least seven Palestinians were summoned for interrogation on suspicion of "insulting" Palestinian leaders on social media.

2021-10-14 00:00:00

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