Unless the Palestinians manage to rise up against their abusive and corrupt leaders, their hope of building a democratic society will remain nothing more than a dream

Are Palestinians Not Entitled to Human Rights?
by Bassam Tawil
November 25, 2019

While Palestinian officials repeatedly condemn Israel for violating Palestinians’ freedom of expression, it is actually the Palestinian Authority (PA) that continues to harass, intimidate and detain Palestinians for expressing their opinions on social media or being affiliated with rival political groups. Business as usual. The latest victims of the PA’s ongoing assault on public freedoms, particularly freedom of expression, are Palestinian lawyers, judges, political activists and university students….In another assault on freedom of expression, Palestinian political activist Ghassan al-Sa’di is currently facing charges of “insulting” senior PA officials. Palestinian sources said that al-Sa’di was summoned for interrogation after he posted a comment on Facebook deemed offensive to senior PA officials, accusing them of corruption. READ MORE

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