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      Archive: 4/24/2012

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        4/24/2012, Iyar 2, 5772

      Abbas Blocks Websites that Criticize Him

      The Palestinian Authority (PA) under Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas has instructed Internet providers to block access to news websites that criticize Abbas, Bethlehem based Ma'an News reported. As many as eight news outlets have been rendered unavailable after technicians at the Palestinian Telecommunications Company, or PalTel, used software called Squid to cause the sites to return error pages.