Despite Official Boycott, PA Holds Secret Meetings With US Officials
Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has announced a boycott of the US and its officials, but he has continued to hold secret meetings with US officials in Ramallah, The Times of Israel revealed on Friday.
Abbas has also ordered all Palestinian officials not to meet with the Americans following the closure of the US consulate in occupied Jerusalem in 2018.
A PA official told The Times of Israel that meetings with US officials began shortly after President Joe Biden’s administration announced it would reopen the US consulate in Jerusalem.
Israeli settlers prevent Palestinian farmers from harvesting their olives in northern West Bank village
Israeli settlers on Saturday prevented Palestinian farmers from harvesting their olive crop in the northern West Bank village of Burin, south of Nablus.
Ghassan Daghlas, who oversees settler violence and activities in the northern West Bank, said settlers from the illegal Yitzhar settlement prevented Palestinian farmers from working on their land in a southeastern part of the village and forced them to to leave.
Facebook Censors Discussion on Rights Issues, Suppresses Palestinian Content: Human Rights Watch
Facebook has erroneously removed and suppressed content from Palestinians and their supporters, including about human rights violations committed by Israel during the May 2021 hostilities, Human Rights Watch said in a report today.
Company’s acknowledgment of errors and attempts to correct some of them are inadequate and do not address the scale and scope of the reported content limitations, or adequately explain why they occurred in the first place. the report.
“Facebook has suppressed content posted by Palestinians and their supporters speaking out on human rights issues in Israel and Palestine,” said Deborah Brown, senior digital rights researcher and advocate at Human Rights Watch.
HRW: Facebook and Instagram suppress pro-Palestinian content
An investigation by Human Rights Watch has found that Facebook and Instagram suppressed Palestinian content, including documentation of Israeli human rights violations, during the Israeli crackdown on indigenous Palestinians in May this year.
“Facebook has erroneously removed and suppressed content by Palestinians and their supporters, including about human rights violations in Israel and Palestine during the May 2021 hostilities,” HRW said Friday.
The new report increases pressure on the world’s largest social network after a whistleblower told US lawmakers on Tuesday the company should be regulated for promoting hate speech.
HRW: “Israel/Palestine: Facebook censors discussion on rights issues”
Facebook has erroneously removed and suppressed content from Palestinians and their supporters, including about human rights violations in Israel and Palestine during the May 2021 hostilities. The company’s acknowledgment of mistakes and efforts to correct some of them are insufficient and will not go into effect limits on the scope and scope of reported content, or does not adequately explain why they occurred in the first place.
Facebook should follow the recommendation of the Facebook Oversight Board of September 14, 2021 to conduct an independent investigation into content moderation related to Israel and Palestine, particularly with regard to any bias or discrimination in its policies, enforcement or systems, and to publish the research reports. findings. Facebook has 30 days from the day the decision is made to respond to the board’s recommendations.
Injuries from Israeli repression in West Bank, protests in Jerusalem
Dozens of protesters have been injured in Israel’s crackdown on protests against settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
In the villages of Beit Dajan and Beita, dozens were fired upon with rubber-coated metal bullets and poisonous tear gas bombs as they protested the Nablus settlement.
Most of the clashes took place in Sabih Mountain. Dozens of young men were asphyxiated. Some of them have been taken to a hospital.
Soldiers injure many Palestinians near Jenin
Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians overnight on Friday during protests that took place near the Arraba city interchange, south of the northern city of Jenin in the West Bank. The soldiers also kidnapped a Palestinian at a military roadblock on Saturday.
Media sources said the soldiers had closed several roads, sparking protests before the military fired many gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets at the Palestinians.
Israeli settlers injure one Palestinian, soldiers kidnap six, in Jerusalem
After a group of Israeli settlers attacked several Palestinians and injured one of them, Israeli soldiers wounded five men of the same family on Saturday.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan, Silwanic, said several settlers attacked a young man identified as Mohammad Somrain, causing several cuts and bruises, especially to the arm and back.
Army injures dozens of Palestinians near Nablus
Israeli soldiers injured dozens of Palestinians Friday, including a journalist, during protests in Beita and Beit Dajan, south and east of the northern city of Nablus in the West Bank.
Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Ambulance and Emergency Department at the Nablus office of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers shot a journalist in the leg with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the city of Beita.
He added that the soldiers also shot a Palestinian in the leg with a gas bomb, killing dozens of people from inhaling tear gas.
In Beit Dajan, the soldiers shot two young men with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused at least five others to suffer the effects of inhaling tear gas.
(Sources: Days of Palestine, Quds News Network, IMEMC)
Henny A.J. Kreeft
Independent Citizen Journalism
© Khamakar News Agency / 09.10.2021