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Palestinians protest over PA-Israel security ties

Ramallah, Occupied West Bank – The killing of a prominent Palestinian political activist in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah by the Israeli occupation army last week has once again exposed one of the most controversial truths of the Palestinian Authority (PA), a semi-governmental body ruling three million Palestinians …

Evidence shows Palestinian security forces violently suppressed peaceful protest in Ramallah

13 March 2017, 17:44 UTC Photographic evidence and witness testimony gathered by Amnesty International at the scene suggest that Palestinian security forces used excessive force to violently suppress a peaceful protest outside of the Ramallah District Court in the West Bank on 12 March 2017. Ten minutes after the protest …

Director of CIA meets with Abbas hours ahead of Netanyahu meeting with Trump

Bethlehem / PNN / Palestinian high level diplomatic sources on Wednesday said that President Mahmoud Abbas, Abu Mazen, has met with the head of the Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Mike Pompeo in Ramallah last night. Sources, who asked to who preferred to remain unidentified, told PNN that the …

Palestinian intelligence chief met with US security officials at White House

Bethlehem/PNN/ Palestinian chief of intelligence  Majed Faraj met with US security and intelligence officials in Washington in the first meetings between the Palestinians and the Trump administration. High-level Palestinian sources told PNN  that the meeting was good and took place in a positive atmosphere and it came after USA request. An American …

“MADA”: 22 violations of media freedoms in Palestine during October 2016

Ramallah- (13/11/2016) – October 2016 witnessed a decline in total number of violations against media freedoms compared to previous months. A total of 22 violations were monitored by Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA” during October including (11 violations by Israeli Occupation and 11 violations by Palestinians in …

PA carries out mass arrests of Islamic Jihad members

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement accused the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday of carrying out a mass arrest campaign against its members in the occupied West Bank, Quds Presshas reported. Furthermore, said the movement, PA security officers also violate the rights of its members’ families. Islamic Jihad blamed PA President Mahmoud …

PHROC Strongly Condemns the Attack Against Palestinian Civilians by PA Security Forces

05 October 2016 PHROC Strongly Condemns the Attack Against Palestinian Civilians by PA Security Forces. The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) strongly condemns the beating of Addameer Prisoners Support attorney Muhannad Karajeh as well as other Palestinian civilians at the hands of Palestinian Security Forces dressed up in civilian …

Palestine: Crackdown on Journalists, Activists

AUGUST 29, 2016 11:01PM EDT Chilling Effect on Free Expression (Ramallah) – The Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and Gaza are arresting, abusing, and criminally charging journalists and activists who express peaceful criticism of the authorities. The crackdown directly violates obligations that Palestine recently assumed in ratifying international treaties …

Freedom of the press: Palestine’s journalists call for action

RAMALLAH, West Bank — In public, Palestinian officials seem to agree that freedom of the press is essential. Yet journalists continue to be harassed, imprisoned and subjected to violence by Palestinian security services. On Aug. 2, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was the first Arab leader to sign the Declaration on …