The decision was made at the request of the Palestinian prosecution, but it is widely assumed that senior PA officials were behind the move. The prosecution, in its petition to the court, argued that the sites disseminate harmful content about the PA and its officials and are likely to be used to incite lawlessness.
Hamas is negotiating with Israel, through Egyptian brokerage, for a truce aimed at ending the violence and easing the Gaza blockade. The only party that seems vehemently opposed to any truce is the Palestinian Authority
Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces on Saturday evening prevented the Palestinian citizens taking part in a demonstration against PA sanctions on Gaza from reaching the headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Ramallah.