"The law represents a serious curtailment on privacy and freedom of expression," according to ADDAMEER, the Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association."The most troubling aspects of this document are its vague definitions of what constitutes a punishable offence, its extension of punishment to any individual who assists or agrees with what the decree considers a felony, and the clear attacks on dissenters, journalists and leakers.The decision came after the Palestinian Authority (PA) filed charges against journalist Tareq Abu Zeid, for "incitement" and "jeopardizing the security of the State of Palestine." Abu Zeid is the latest victim of a new Palestinian law targeting journalists and social media activists.Earlier this week, a Palestinian magistrate's court in Nablus, the largest Palestinian city in the West Bank, decided to refer the case of Abu Zeid to the PA's Grand Criminal Court.
You can find more information on our You Tube Channel, our Facebook Page and on Pinterest.The four are: Mamdouh Hamamreh, Kutaiba Qassem, Amer Abu Arafeh and Ahmed Halaikah.Many other journalists and Facebook users have also been summoned for interrogation over the past few months on suspicion of "incitement." The five journalists were arrested shortly after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed the controversial Palestinian cyber-crime law in June 2017.Temeiza was forced to sign a document in which he pledged to delete the posts.He was also told that he will remain under surveillance and that he may be summoned again, and charges may be brought against him at any time.