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The PA only cares about Israel

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Arabic news website Arabi21 recently revealed details of a trilateral deal signed between the US, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), which lays down strict terms for monitoring the Palestinian mass media, education curriculum and reactivating the trilateral incitement committee which consists of the three governments.

The document signed on 14 July 2012, during the visit of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israel and Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr to the region. The deal also stipulated the formation of an Israeli-American committee to reevaluate the legal positions of Palestinian prisoners, and to press the PA to carry out its recommendations.

Based on the deal, the PA agreed that the Palestinian resistance members and prisoners inside its own prisons in the occupied West Bank "must be" monitored by the trilateral committee. According to Arabi21, the deal stated that the PA is controlled by its security cooperation with Israel, and now the Palestinian curriculum, money and media will be monitored by Israel and the US.

Two months ago, PA security services murdered Palestinian activist Nizar Banat at his uncle's house after he highlighted corruption among PA officials. Under much popular pressure and continuous protests, the PA acknowledge his murder, but insisted on its policies. To this day, it is violently subduing peaceful protests, beat protesters, arresting them and more recently sexually harassing female activists.

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