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March 6, 2015 / 15 Adar , 5775
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When Unfriending Just Won’t Do: President Abbas Arrests Woman who Flamed him on Facebook

PA President Mahmoud Abbas at the Mukataa in Ramallah, where he regularly updates his Facebook account.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas at the Mukataa in Ramallah, where he regularly updates his Facebook account.
Photo Credit: Kobi Gideon / Flash90

Did you ever get the urge to go beyond just flaming someone who got on your case on Facebook, or elsewhere on the Internet for that matter, and wished you had a police force all your own you could use to put that person in his or her place?

If you happen to be Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, you can do that!

One of the perks of being the head of the PA is that when, say, a pesky woman named Ismat Abdul Khaliq posts a number of insulting comments, accusing President Mahmoud Abbas of betrayal and calling for disbanding the Palestinian Authority, you can call your Attorney General Ahmad al-Maghni and sic him on the offending flamer.

The Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported Monday that Al-Maghni cited poor Ismat as posting: “Yes to bringing down the traitor Mahmoud Abbas,” “Abbas is the fascist,” and “Abbas has held a party of immorality and shame at the blood of martyrs.”

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, which has been protesting the arrest of one of their own, Yousef al-Shayeb, by the same Attorney General last week, says Ismat Abdul Khaliq is not a member of the union.

Late Sunday, the Palestinian Authority freed journalist Tareq Khamis, who works for Zaman press, after questioning him a spokesman for the PA security forces told Ma’an. Khamis had been detained in al-Bireh and brought in for questioning in connection with the case of… Ismat Abdul Khaliq.

The arrest of Shayeb, who works for a Jordanian newspaper “Al-Ghad,” followed a complaint of slander and defamation filed by the Palestinian ambassador to France and his deputy and Foreign Minister Riyad Malki against Shayeb, after he published a story in January accusing the ambassador of corruption and the foreign minister of covering up for him.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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2 Responses to “When Unfriending Just Won’t Do: President Abbas Arrests Woman who Flamed him on Facebook”

  1. Alan Feigen says:

    Why do you call Abbas "President?" President of what? Idiot or dictator is more appropriate. He is merely another Arafat dressed in Western attire. The fact that he supresses freedom of speech proves my point. Why should he care what people say on Facebook? He is afraid the woman may incite riots and civil unrest? He has every reason to worry because he is exactly as she described him.

  2. Gil Gilman says:

    I just wish someone would get on my case on Facebook…at my age it's the only fun I get, but then I have a sense of humor…you really want these jerks running their own country? We'd eventually have to pull a Saddam Hussein intervention on the them.

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