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The PA has no business speaking about Palestinian rights

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The recent meeting between Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas established that Palestinians are being exploited in order to provide for the PA's stability and stronger security coordination with the colonial-occupation state. With the unfortunate expectation that Palestinians will be facing additional repression from the PA's security forces, even after their murder of Nizar Banat and violent dispersal of Palestinian protests caught international attention, therefore, Wafa's news brief about Abbas's concern for freedom of expression verges on the absurd.

"We are partners in defending the rights of our Palestinian people in the face of the occupation and its plans aimed at liquidating the Palestinian cause," Abbas told a delegation of civil society and human rights organisations. Only two weeks ago, the UN and EU condemned the PA's arrest of Palestinian activists calling for........

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