Freedom of the press, 'Palestinian' style
Palestinian journalist Mamdouh Hamamreh was sentenced on Thursday to one year in prison for “insulting” 'moderate' 'Palestinian' President
Hamamreh, who works for the Palestinian Al-Quds TV station, was found guilty of sharing a photo on Facebook that compared Abbas with a villain who played the role of a French spy in a popular Syrian TV series.
A PA court in Bethlehem found the journalist guilty of publishing a photo “harming His Excellency the President, disseminating lies, libel and slander and publishing material that spreads seeds of hatred.”
In February, a PA court in Nablus sentenced 26-year-old Anas Said Awad to one year in prison for publishing a photo of Abbas on Facebook depicting the PA president as a player for Real Madrid.
Last year, the PA security forces in the West Bank detained a number of Palestinian journalists and activists for posting critical comments and jokes about the PA president and other leaders on Facebook.I'm happy to post any picture you all want of Abu Bluff. But who would want to live in a 'state' in which you're arrested for sharing a picture on Facebook? For this Obama wants to create another state?