Latest News :

Observatory: Repression of fundamental freedoms in the Palestinian territories has reached its peak

Press release for publication

Observatory: Repression of fundamental freedoms in the Palestinian territories has reached its peak and the international community has prevented the establishment of a political dictatorship in the Palestinian territories


Since the beginning of the year, the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank has committed more violations of international human rights and has become a full-fledged record of violations of human rights. It has begun to practice enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests and intimidation of citizens, secret police prisons and torture cells throughout the West Bank Innovations in the attempt to stabilize the pillars of the police dictatorship by pursuing journalists and activists through social networking sites and blocking Palestinian news websites that criticize the performance of the authority or affiliated to political parties. A model of the authority of outgoing President Mahmoud Abbas.

After the outgoing president imposed his iron fist on all branches of government in the West Bank, new arbitrary measures were taken against people by forcing them to remain silent on June 16, 2017 by a decision of the Attorney General in the West Bank, which blocked the blocking of many news websites and the opposition. A press release quoting officials in the Palestinian Internet companies received a decision from the Palestinian Attorney General Ahmed Al-Barrak to ban a number of websites, without disclosing the number and names of the websites covered by the resolution, and the period of blocking as well as the decision of the Attorney General to track activists Palestinians in the West Bank who are active through social networking sites publish news or comments aimed at power and the president in the words of the Attorney General.

The International Observatory for the Monitoring and Documentation of Human Rights Violations strongly condemns the systematic targeting of freedom of opinion and expression in the Palestinian territories. It is considered that the Palestinian Authority is targeting the few remaining areas of free expression in the country in order to isolate the daily violations of the outside world by the security services On the Palestinian citizen on a daily basis.

The Observatory considers that the ruling authority with the iron fist of the police in the West Bank practices grave violations of human rights and freedom of opinion and expression and instills a state of intimidation, intimidation and restriction of voices opposed to its policies. This encourages the fulfillment of its international obligations to neutralize public life and human rights from any political crises in Palestine In addition to the policy of deception exercised by the leaders of the Palestinian Authority and government in front of international forums in their false pretenses to respect human rights.

The International Observatory for the Monitoring and Documentation of Human Rights Violations reiterates its call on the international community on the occasion of World Anti-Torture Day to conduct fact-finding committees on the daily violations committed by the Palestinian Authority from secret detention and torture chambers and how to cover up what is happening on the ground from the outside world And that the international community must act in order not to support and support the existing police dictatorship in the West Bank and to work hard to bring all those involved in the crimes of human rights violations from the people of the Authority and its security services to the Court. It is flawed to allow the birth of a political dictatorship in the Palestinian territories in an era that ended the age of dictatorships.


International Observatory for Documentation of Human Rights Violations
Argentina - Buenos Aires
30/6/2017