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International community must end increased al-Aqsa encroachment, says Palestinian PM

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah called on the international community to force Israel to remove metal detectors from the entrances to the al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem. “We call on the international community and the Arab and Islamic states to take responsibility for… stopping the occupation’s measures that are in contravention …

PA crackdown narrows space for online criticism

Dozens of Palestinians have been arrested in recent years for social media posts criticising the government. Ramallah, occupied West Bank – On a bright summer morning in a Ramallah cafe, Nassar Jaradat squinted at the screen of his battered smartphone, searching for the Facebook post that landed him in jail. “I have not …

Minimizing Medical Referrals Abroad Jeopardizes Patients’ Lives

Ref: 53/2017 The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with concern the latest updates of the External Medical Treatment Department in the Gaza Strip manifested in Ramallah’s Ministry of Health minimizing medical referrals abroad, without explaining reasons, for patients suffering from serious health problems that cannot be treated …

PA extends detention of Palestinian journalist Jihad Barakat

09 July 2017 Yesterday, 8 July 2017, The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Ramallah extended the detention of Palestinian journalist Jihad Barakat for 48 hours. Addameer’s lawyer Anas Al-Barghouthi said that interrogation with Barakat was about “taking photos” of the motorcade of PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah near a checkpoint east …

“MADA” demands the immediate release of detained journalists

Ramallah – (9/7-2017) – The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) is gravely concerned about the drastically rising number of Palestinian Violations and the continuation and escalation of internal violations against media freedoms.   As the most recent of which, was the arrest of the correspondent of “Palestine …

Cybercrime law draws mixed reactions among Palestinians

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas recently approved a law to battle cybercrime in the West Bank, but some journalists and citizens worry ulterior motives might be involved. The version of the bill Abbas signed June 24 isn’t the one journalists and the public were expecting, said Nabhan Khreisheh, a member of the Union of Palestinian Journalists’ General Secretariat. He told Al-Quds …

Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research- poll No. 64

5 July 2017  Widespread public rejection of two PA’s decisions: to reduce salary payments to its Gazan employees, and to suspend payment to cover the cost of Israeli-supplied electricity to the Gaza Strip; in the meanwhile, an almost total consensus rejects pressure on the PA to terminate payments to Palestinian …

Fatah, PA take part in Israeli security conference

An official Fatah and Palestinian Authority (PA) delegation participated in the Israeli security conference in Herzliya which began yesterday, according to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed. The delegation included Palestinian Commissioner for International Relations, Nabil Shaath, Vice Chairman of the Palestinian Committee for Interaction with the Israeli Society, Elias Zananiri, among other officials. …

Kushner to Visit Jerusalem and Ramallah to Push for Peace Deal

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, will travel to the Middle East this week to push for a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, according to a White House official. Kushner plans to travel to Israel on Wednesday for meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …

MADA calls for repeal of the blocking of a number of Palestinian news sites

Ramallah – (18-6-2017) – The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) expresses its deep concern about the blocking of a number of Palestinian websites. This decision constitutes a serious violation of freedom of the press and expression and calls for the repeal of such measures and practices, which …