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Gaza becomes social media warzone ahead of Palestinian elections


Political rivals Hamas and Fatah are locked in a battle of words and images over conditions in the Hamas-ruled coastal strip The widespread use of social media for the first time in Palestinian elections has seen both sides locked in a conflict of narratives over conditions in the coastal strip …

Al-Haq Condemns the Killing of Ahmad Halawa by Palestinian Security Forces and Calls for Accountability


Nablus resident Ahmad ‘Izzat Halawa, 50, was arrested by Palestinian Security on 23 August 2016 and died while in custody. Ahmad was arrested following the killing of two Palestinian security officers[1] and two “wanted” civilians[2] in Nablus on 18 August 2016. On August 23, Gen. Al-Damiri, Palestinian Security Forces spokesperson …

UN, Palestinian factions outraged over ‘extrajudicial execution’ by Palestinian police


By: Lily Leach BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The United Nations and Palestinian factions from across the political spectrum reacted with outrage after Palestinian security officers arrested  a Palestinian man and beat him to death in prison Tuesday morning, with the UN denouncing the killing as an “apparent extrajudicial execution.” Meanwhile, Palestinian political parties …

Suspected ‘mastermind’ behind deadly shooting of PA policemen killed in custody


NABLUS (Ma’an) — A Palestinian suspected of “masterminding” a deadly shooting of Palestinian policemen last week was reportedly beaten to death in custody by Palestinian security officers early Tuesday morning, after he was arrested in the Old City of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank.Nablus Governor Akram Rujoub was …

Protests in West Bank city after death of detainee

Members of Palestinian security forces take position following clashes with Palestinian youths in the old town of the West Bank city of Nablus August 23, 2016. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini

 Reuters, NablusTuesday, 23 August 2016 Nablus, the second largest city in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, was gripped by violent protests on Tuesday after the death of a Palestinian detainee shortly after he was seized by Palestinian security forces. Hundreds of protesters, some throwing stones, marched through the city to denounce …

Four wounded after Israel ‘hits Hamas targets’ in Gaza

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Four people have been injured after Israel ‘targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip’ by air and with tank fire on Sunday. Palestinian health and security sources said two people were lightly wounded by the Israeli fire. “One of them is a 20-year-old (young man) who was hit by shrapnel …