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April 22, 2012 11:13 am

Palestinian Authority Forces Arrest Cartoonist

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Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority; Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization Executive Committee. Photo: WEF.

JPost – Palestinian Authority security forces arrested over the weekend a Palestinian cartoonist on charges of “fanning racial prejudices.”

The arrest of the cartoonist, Hassan Abadi, from Nablus, is seen by Palestinian journalists and human rights groups in the context of an ongoing PA crackdown on freedom of speech and media in the West Bank.

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