Middle East Eye, 18 January 2018
Activists are often arrested for what they write on Facebook, or even posts they are tagged in
A fifth of Palestinians, including those with Israeli citizenship, have been arrested or investigated by either Israeli or Palestinian authorities for sharing their opinions online, according to results of a poll published by 7amleh in 2017.
[...] For many of the activists at the conference, a looming theme was the Palestinian Authority's Electronic Crimes Law, introduced last year and slammed for being a broad and vague means to silence online dissent.
Nashif said the PA chose the most draconian version of laws on policing the internet, copied from the United Arab Emirates who he said "even by Arab standards, this is the worst example."