Palestinian Authority Censors News Websites Critical Of Abbas

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The Palestinian Authority government in the West Bank has blocked 11 news websites associated with their Gaza-based rivals Hamas and other political adversaries critical of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, according to Arabic media reports.

The shutdowns were ordered by the Palestinian Attorney General’s office, with Palestinian media outlets quoting one anonymous official as saying that the sites blocked were in “violation of the rules of publications” which bars the dissemination of alleged fake news and defamation.

Hamas and other Palestinian political factions slammed the move as a violation of media freedom and freedom of speech laws, and media outlets criticized internet providers from allowing the censorship.

Hamas said the move “reflects the dictatorial approach of President Mahmoud Abbas and his authority in dealing with the Palestinian people and its various factions.” Read more at i24 NEWS.

{Matzav}

 

 

 

1 COMMENT

  1. They learned it from the US Mainstream News who censors any praise of Trump and distorts his daily successful moves.

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