Report on Persecution of Arab Author by Palestinian Authority

Posted: 4/2/2017 5:10:00 PM
Author: Honest Reporting Dispatch
Source: This report was sent to subscribers by Honest Reporting on April 2, 2017.

• A Palestinian author has fled his home after his book was banned by the Palestinian attorney general and he received death threats. Abbad Yahya, 28, has for several years been writing books that meet with criticism from within Palestinian society for including sex and politically unpopular opinions. Yet the young author says he was surprised to find such serious opposition this time, describing his home of Ramallah to be a “lively, open-minded West Bank city” where he has always felt free to write what he wants.