Physical assaults on writers “part of the Palestinian Authority’s continued effort to silence critics and intimidate journalists who fail to “toe the line”

GATESTONE INSTITUTE
Palestinians Beat Female Journalists; World “Sees No Evil”
by Bassam Tawil
July 3, 2018

Two female Palestinian journalists were beaten during protests in the West Bank in the past week. The two women, Lara Kan’an and Majdoleen Hassona, were assaulted by Palestinian Authority security officers while covering Palestinian demonstrations calling on President Mahmoud Abbas to lift the economic sanctions he imposed last year on the Gaza Strip…The truth is that the Palestinian Authority is a body that has long been functioning as a dictatorship that suppresses freedom of speech and imposes a reign of terror and intimidation on Palestinian journalists and critics. READ MORE

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