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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 …

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 …

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 …

Hamdallah, Nablus governor hold security meeting over deadly events in Nablus

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Governor of Nablus Akram Rujoub met on Saturday with security services commanders in Nablus to discuss possible means to “achieve stability” in the northern occupied West Bank district, in the aftermath of deadly clashes between residents and policemen. A series of …

Bone of their Bone: Torture and Ill-Treatment by Palestinian Security Forces

Bone of their Bone: Torture and Ill-Treatment by Palestinian Security Forces On the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Addameer calls for an end to all practices by the Palestinian Authority that amount to torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment. In 2014, the Palestinian …

PA security arrests youth over Facebook posts insulting Prophet Muhammad

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Authority’s Preventive Security Service (PSS) arrested on Saturday a young Palestinian man from a village in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah for allegedly writing posts on his Facebook account insulting Prophet Muhammad.PSS officials told Ma’an that the suspect “claims he is Shiite …