Palestinian minister resigns over web censorship
By Rizwan Khatik - Fri Apr 27, 2:50 pm
The communications minister of the Palestinian Authority has resigned, claiming it was trying to silence its critics and curb freedom of expression.
Mashour Abu Daqa said senior officials had ordered several opposition websites to be blocked over the past six months.
He said the moves were bad for the image of the PA in the modern world.
Security forces have also recently arrested four journalists and an activist who had criticised President Mahmoud Abbas and other officials.
The United States state department has expressed its concern.