“This is the police state of Mahmoud Abbas,” says journalist hospitalized after beating by Palestinian Authority forces.
In an unprecedented move, Anas Saad Awad has been convicted of a crime after posting a satirical image on Facebook.
Palestinian journalists routinely self-censor following increased violations of media freedoms in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Human rights activists denounce Israeli spokesman Mark Regev’s attempts to justify attacks on media offices.
Eleven Palestinian media outlets have been raided by Israel over the past five years.
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