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Stories about Palestine

Palestinian Journalists Become First Targets of Controversial Cybercrime Law

The journalists were accused of "leaking information to hostile entities" under a newly-adopted cybercrime law.

Will Palestine's New Cybercrime Law Pave the Way for More Rights Violations?

The law places several restrictions on free expression through vague terms like "social harmony", "state security" and "public order".

Netizen Report: Arrest and Web Censorship Spark Online Protests in Palestine

Activists expose Mexico's multi-million dollar surveillance market, spy tech threatens Chinese jaywalkers and Twitter suspends Venezuelan state supporters.

Angered by Online Censorship, Palestinians Say #NoToBlocking

Blocked websites are known for their criticism of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.

Palestinian Authority Once Again Censors Websites of Rivals and Critics

The blocked websites have been critical of the Palestinian Authority and its president Mahmoud Abbas.

#FreeNassar: Palestinian Authority Arrests a Student Over a Facebook Post

Nassar Jaradat criticized a Palestinian official who stated that the Western Wall should “remain under Israeli sovereignty".

One Palestinian Man’s Mission to Make Urban Agriculture More Sustainable

Meet Said Salim Abu Naser, a proponent of sustainable agriculture living and working in Gaza City, Palestine, along the Mediterranean Coast.

Palestinian Man Documents the Perils of Living Under Occupation on Snapchat

"In all honestly, I pity the Israeli forces more than I despise them."

How Palestinians Marked 50 Years of Israeli Occupation

"#Occupationis not being able to visit your relatives who live 10 minutes away...without permission from your occupiers."

‘There Is No Holiness in an Occupied City': Jewish Activists Protest Israel's ‘Jerusalem Day’

"This is not an occasion to celebrate. Jews around the world must resist this violence, supposedly perpetrated in our names."

Palestinian Prisoners Remain ‘Determined’ One Month Into Hunger Strike Against Israeli Prison Conditions

Thirty days have passed and over 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons continue their mass hunger strike.

Calls for Boycott After Pizza Hut Israel Mocks Palestinian Hunger Strikers on Facebook

"...because human dignity is much more precious that your pizza!! #Boycott_PizzaHut"

Salt Water Challenge, Skipping Meals and #DignityStrike: Palestinians Show Solidarity With Prisoners’ Hunger Strike

Prisoners are demanding an end to solitary confinement, arrest and detention without trial known as administrative arrest, and medical negligence, as well as the improvement of conditions within the prison.

Students and Staff Condemn Talk by Israel's UK Ambassador at SOAS, University of London

London's SOAS University saw hundreds protest Israeli ambassador's visit to campus, denouncing it as "an official exercise in state propaganda."

Gazans Protest Against ‘Massacre of Salaries’ by the Palestinian Authority

Tens of thousands of Gazans are condemning the Palestinian Authority's salary cuts of public and security employees.

Palestinians Mourn ‘Intellectual-Activist’ Killed in Gun Battle With Israeli Forces

"Why is his people absent? Who was those that were supposed to protect him? Who was supposed to hide him?"

Netizen Report: Social Media Users Arrested for Political Speech in Myanmar, Palestine, Turkey

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

Palestinian Journalist Describes Days of Torture, Mysterious Injections by Palestinian Intelligence

“Open a funeral house for me, you will hear about my death soon.”

Why Benjamin Netanyahu Can't Fly Over Indonesia

Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-dominated nation, doesn't have a formal diplomatic relationship with Israel. That's bad news for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's flight crew.

Benjamin Netanyahu's Historic Visit to Australia Gets Mixed Reactions

"Mr Netanyahu’s policies consistently aim to provoke, intimidate and oppress the Palestinian population which increase that imbalance, thus taking Israel irretrievably further from peace..."

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