Tuesday, Jan. 23
Latest News
  1. Israeli forces detain 8 Palestinians in predawn raids
  2. Palestinian prisoner who died in Israeli custody laid to rest
  3. 2 Palestinians shot, injured after alleged stabbing attempt
  4. Palestinians observe strike in protest of Pence visit to Israel
  5. Israeli forces detain PLC member, former prisoner during raid
  6. Israeli forces detain 4 Palestinians from Jenin during predawn raids
  7. Israeli forces detain Palestinian woman over alleged knife possession
  8. Israeli forces kill 1 Palestinian in Jenin refugee camp
  9. Israeli court indefinitely extends detention of Ahed Tamimi
  10. Israeli forces detain 21 Palestinians in West Bank, East Jerusalem

PA bans Palestinian novel for 'indecent' terminology

Feb. 6, 2017 8:31 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 6, 2017 8:31 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority's (PA) Attorney General Ahmad Barak on Monday decided to ban the distribution of a novel by Palestinian novelist Abbad Yahya for containing "indecent and improper terminology." 

The Office of the Attorney General confirmed that a decision was taken to collect all copies of the novel "Crime in Ramallah" by Abbad Yahya.

The novel, they said, includes indecent terminology and phrases which could "harm readers," especially children and minors. 

The novel, according to the Attorney General's office, "breaches both international treaties and Palestinian press and publication ordinance."

"In addition, the novel violates the law of child protection which bans any written or visual publications that addresses the child's instincts and make children like inappropriate behaviors which violate public decencies." 

The office of the Attorney General said that the decision to ban the novel did not violate the freedom of speech and freedom of expression.

The author and the publisher of the novel have been summoned for questioning.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017