Palestinian Authority Locks Up Second Man for Mocking its President on Facebook

Call this the Facebook Jihad. If you mock President Abbas in the Palestinian Authority, be prepared to go to jail for it, and the jail and justice system will be largely paid for with American taxpayer money.

First there was the case of the mildly sarcastic comment.

A court in the northern West Bank city of Nablus sent Anas Said Awad, 26, from the nearby village of Awarta, to jail over a caption he posted next to a picture of Abbas kicking a football saying “a new striker for Real Madrid.

Now we have the case of a journalist being locked up for comparing Abbas to a villain and Abbas proving him right.

Hamamreh, who works for the Palestinian Al-Quds TV station, was found guilty of sharing a photo on Facebook that compared Abbas with a villain who played the role of a French spy in a popular Syrian TV series.

A PA court in Bethlehem found the journalist guilty of publishing a photo “harming His Excellency the President, disseminating lies, libel and slander and publishing material that spreads seeds of hatred.”

Calling Hamamreh a journalist might be stretching things, considering that Al-Quds TV is a terrorist outlet, but then again calling Abbas a politician is stretching things as he is a terrorist leader.

The real message is that if this is how the Palestinian Authority treats its own people, how does anyone expect it to treat Israelis any better?

  • Houston Batteh Brown

    1) The Palestinian Authority is not a terrorist group, they are a governing body. If the PA are terrorists, then so are the American and Israeli governments.
    2) I do not agree with restricting freedom of speech, but this "treatment" of people is a slap on the wrist compared to what Israel does to Palestinians.

    • JacksonPearson

      1) Just exactly what does Israel do to mistreat Palestinians?
      2) Where did the so-called Palestinian people come from?
      3) Was Yasser Arafat a Palestinian?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "1) Just exactly what does Israel do to mistreat Palestinians? "

        Genocide <wink>

        "2) Where did the so-called Palestinian people come from? "

        Adam was the first prophet and an Islamic Palestinian. The Garden of Eden was the site that became the home for the Al Aqsa Mosque.

        "3) Was Yasser Arafat a Palestinian?"

        All jihadis are Palestinians if they want to be. Islam has no concept of nationality. Therefore we can claim anything we want.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "1) The Palestinian Authority is not a terrorist group, they are a governing body. "

      The Palestinian Authority is the governing body of a terrorist group.

      "If the PA are terrorists, then so are the American and Israeli governments."

      Only by using the fallacy of moral equivalence and not understanding what people object to when they talk about terror. We're not using terror as a tactic. We stand for law and order and due process. Show me how any organization we refer to as a terror organization has those fundamental aspects of justice? Islamic justice doesn't count.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "2) I do not agree with restricting freedom of speech, but this "treatment" of people is a slap on the wrist compared to what Israel does to Palestinians."

      Now that is a bald-faced lie and you are a jihadi.

  • Guest

    You might sound more credible if, instead of vague claims such as of "[this] a slap on the wrist compared to what Israel does to Palestinians," you'd state EXACTLY what Israel is doing to Palestinians.
    Is Israel sending suicide bombers into the area governed by the Palestnian Authority?
    Is Israel sending people into the area governed by the Palestnian Authority to break into homes in the middle of the night and slit the throats of the Palestinians, adults and infants alike?
    Is Israel firing unguided rockets/missiles into the area governed by the Palestnian Authority?

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "You might sound more credible if, instead of vague claims such as of "[this] a slap on the wrist compared to what Israel does to Palestinians," you'd state EXACTLY what Israel is doing to Palestinians. "

      They are committing "UN defined genocide" by insulting the prophet of Islam when they refuse to submit as Mo demanded. Generally speaking that is.

  • Ghostwriter

    A journalist goes to jail for saying that President Abbas resembles a villain in a popular Syrian tv series. With what's been going on in Syria these days,when do they find the time to make tv shows?

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Interestingly, even though every penny given to PA/Fatah terror thugs is supporting jihad, this man is really getting away scott free. Think about what would happen if he tore up a Koran or spoke kind words about Jews. Dollars to donuts, his head would be flying off his shoulders – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/02/06/islam-barbari

    Color me shocked….

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Ar'nun

    Yet they complain when Israel locks them up for committing and supporting terrorism that they are being imprisoned unjustly. The guy who yelled horrible things at President Obama is still free; you would think he would have been jailed in an "Apartheid Country"…. But in Palestine, where their leaders have convinced the entire world that building homes on the land they claim is some how theirs is "illegal" as if they are saying that if Palestine does become an independent nation, Jews will not be allowed to live there, and the COEXIST crowd supports this.

    Abbas' problem isn't people posting things on Facebook about him; his problem is the Western Left that enables him on a daily basis. This is just one of many cases that show he is getting too big for his britches.

  • Lan Astaslem

    the palestinians are invented – and they are bloodthirsty savages used by all the other arabs