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Palestinian youth look on as an Israeli police officer aims his weapon during a protest against the death of a Palestinian teenager, in the neighbourhood of Wadi Joz, East Jerusalem, 7 September 2014, AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images

Unsafe spaces: How the digital rights of young Palestinians in Jerusalem are being increasingly violated online

A new report from the Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media (7amleh) examines how the digital rights of young Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem are being systematically violated through continuous digital harassment, censorship, and online surveillance by authorities.

Journalists protest outside the United Nations office in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, 28 June 2021, calling for protection following attacks by Palestinian security forces on their colleagues during protests, ABBAS MOMANI/AFP via Getty Images

Palestine: Security forces brutally clamp down on protesters and journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemns the brutal suppression of Palestinian protesters and journalists during peaceful protests in the West Bank denouncing the killing of activist Nizar Banat, and calls for an independent investigation into the activist’s murder.

Journalists gather around two Arab-Israeli MPs (Knesset members) outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, 15 June 2021, ahead of an Israeli ultranationalist march, MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images

Racism Index shows 15-fold increase in online hate speech directed at Palestinians and Arabs

In its recent Index of Racism report, the Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media (7amleh) documented a staggering 15-fold increase in violent online speech against Palestinians and Arabs in May 2021, compared to the same time period in 2020, spurred by Israel’s recent aggression.