Journal of Business and Law

ISSN: 2521-439x(print)

e-ISSN: 2959-2879(online)

Volume 7 / Issue 1

Crimes of assault on electronic programmes in Palestinian legislation


Abdullah Mahmoud, Mamoun Abu Helou, Waheeb Abu Ulbeh



The development and great spread of information technology and communication devices and the increase in reliability of the Internet have led to its widespread use in the daily life of Palestinian citizens and thus the emergence of many related electronic crimes. This study revolves around talking about the crimes of assaulting electronic programs in Palestinian legislation, which are represented by obstructing or disrupting access to electronic services, devices, programs, or electronic information of all kinds. The object of protection in the crime of assaulting electronic devices and the electronic network is the programs that are configured or accessories to computers and networks, in addition to stored electronic data and information, as well as the services they provide, and researchers have followed the descriptive and analytical approach in studying these crimes by referring to the provisions of the Decree Law No. 10 of 2018 regarding electronic crimes, which was approved by the Palestinian government to limit the spread of these crimes, and trying to extract, analyze, and discuss the will of the Palestinian legislator with regard to protection It provided legal protection for electronic programs and an attempt to mix the technical side with the legal side, noting that the Palestinian legislator tried to provide legal protection for electronic programs based on the user’s right to access his electronic device and to use this program in a legitimate manner, and that obstructing or disrupting access to electronic devices, the electronic network, and the accessory programs constitutes a violation of this right.

DOI: 10.51958/AAUJBL2023V7I1P3