The Palestinian Authority Cracks Down on Dissent

(Times of Israel) Jack Mukand - Palestinian Authority security forces arrested five students from Birzeit University in Ramallah last week, including a journalist, during a protest organized by the Hamas-affiliated organization that heads the student council. An eyewitness said PA police severely beat Hatem Hamdan, a student photojournalist, before taking him into custody. The international NGO Reporters without Borders ranks the Palestinian Territories 170th out of 180 with regard to press freedom, citing PA laws that punish criticism.

2022-11-07 00:00:00

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