The PA crackdown on Palestinian journalists and activists shows contempt for international law

The Palestinian Authority’s bizarre crackdown on Palestinian journalists and human rights activists continues, with the security forces exhibiting a preference for a steady supply of detainees. Following the three-day detention and release of Ayman Qawasmeh, the director of Manbar Al-Hurriya radio station who called for the resignation of PA officials in a Facebook post, the authority’s security services have now detained Issa Amro, a Hebron based activist who also denounced the PA on Facebook with regard to its violations of international law and insistence that journalists refrain from publicising the arrest of Qawasmeh.
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