Palestinian Authority Blocks Access To Another Website

On Thursday, I reported that Mahmoud Abbas after waging nearly two weeks of hacking attacks had ordered the Ministry of Information to block access to InLightPress from Palestinian territory. is reporting that Palestinian intelligence services have ordered PalTel to block access to Amad from Palestinian territory. Like the InLightPress case, it is unclear if this includes Gaza.

On its website, Amad says that users in Palestinian territory can access the website, however, they can only do so through a proxy.

According to Amad, a number of officials have spoken out against the actions of Abbas. Talat Safadi, a leader of the Palestine’ People’s Party, said that what as occurring was “unacceptable behavior.” An official from the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said that the Palestinian Authority must review its recent decisions and lift the bans. A Fatah official in Gaza called on Mahmoud Abbas to allow access to the sites.

Update: Victor Shikhman asked Hussein Ibish of the American Task Force on Palestine to comment on the incident.

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  • soloman4israel

    it clearly says that a proxy is required
    how on earth do we/any civilised country deal with these people
    it’s non stop with them,they cant even get their act together between their own people, let alone any-body else.
    so it seems a case of i can rant and rave about you,make up any-thing i like cry wolf, with as much/as many lies as i like,but dont do it to me,and if you tell the truth or any where near it watch out.
    so we are accused daily,of various crimes/outrages,without foundation/truith,we are accused of removing/cutting off,all manor of services and life giving needs/requirements,which we dont and he gets his panties in a knot and throws his doll from the pram,yet we are meant to keep rocking the cradle.
    i’m not sure but it did look as though amad/gaza were ok,but it may be my understanding only.

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  • Alex

    I am hoping that this will not lead to grievances or famines between countries or to people. Have peace in mind, body and soul. God loves us all.

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