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Palestinian officials meet to discuss Al-Aqsa restrictions following Jerusalem attack

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian officials held a meeting on Sunday to discuss recent Israeli measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, days after a deadly shooting attack led to the death of three Palestinian citizens of Israel and two Israeli police officers — also Palestinians with Israeli citizenship. The …

PA extends detention of Palestinian journalist Jihad Barakat

09 July 2017 Yesterday, 8 July 2017, The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Ramallah extended the detention of Palestinian journalist Jihad Barakat for 48 hours. Addameer’s lawyer Anas Al-Barghouthi said that interrogation with Barakat was about “taking photos” of the motorcade of PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah near a checkpoint east …

“MADA” demands the immediate release of detained journalists

Ramallah – (9/7-2017) – The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) is gravely concerned about the drastically rising number of Palestinian Violations and the continuation and escalation of internal violations against media freedoms.   As the most recent of which, was the arrest of the correspondent of “Palestine …

DCAF Ramallah: Promoting gender equality in the Palestinian security forces and their conversion to the CEDAW Convention: Integrating gender in security sector reform: Closing conference

Closing the gender project conference DCAF, in close cooperation with the Gender Consultative Committee (GCC) and the Ministry of Interior, conducted a closing conference at the Ankars Suites and Hotel in Ramallah. Representatives from the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the Council of Ministers, the GCC, aecid, …

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 …

Basil al-Araj: Police break up protest over court case

At least 200 demonstrators gathered to protest the case outside a Ramallah court [Zann Huizhen Huang/Al Jazeera] Ramallah, West Bank – Palestinian police violently suppressed a demonstration over a court case against slain activist Basil al-Araj and five others imprisoned by the Palestinian Authority (PA) last year. A prominent activist and …

Gaza court sentences 8 Fatah members to prison, including 3 for life, for spying

GAZA (Ma’an) — A Gaza military court sentenced eight Palestinians affiliated to the Fatah party — three of whom to life in prison — for gathering information about Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza for intelligence forces of the Palestine Liberation Organization. The court, which only identified the defendants by their …

“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 arrests Fatah member after speaking out on being removed from office

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) preventive security service arrested former spokesperson for the Jerusalem office of the Fatah movement on Tuesday night, shortly after he gave a televised interview commenting on his removal from office days earlier. Raafat Elayyan was arrested in his home in the village of Anata in the …