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6 Palestinians detained, 1 injured after violent local disputes erupt in East Jerusalem

Shufat refugee camp (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP, File) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Six Palestinians were detained and one was injured during separate local disputes that erupted in occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday night, according to an Israeli police spokesperson. Luba al-Samri wrote in a statement that a dispute developed between two families in …

PA raid sparks armed clashes in Balata refugee camp, 2 injured

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Palestinian security forces conducted a raid into Balata refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus before dawn on Sunday, sparking armed clashes with locals that left two “wanted criminals” injured. Nablus Mayor Akram Rujoub told Ma’an that a group of armed men in …

Hamas cracks down on Gaza journalists

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On April 26, the Ministry of Interior in Gaza launched a crackdown against what it described as “propagandists.” During this unprecedented move, 17 Palestinian journalists and activists were arrested for several hours before being released after pledging not to publish news about internal Palestinian affairs …

VIDEO: Palestinian political rivalries play out in West Bank camp

Ongoing political violence continues to tear Balata refugee camp apart, amid increased tensions between supporters of Palestinian politicians Mohammed Dahlan and Mahmoud Abbas. The camp, which is located in Nablus City, is the largest in the West Bank and home to over 30,000 inhabitants. Balata was established in 1950 by …

Palestinian officer killed, 2 gunmen injured during armed clashes in Balata

NABLUS (Ma’an) — A Palestinian policeman was killed Sunday night during armed clashes that erupted in Balata refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, after Palestinian forces raided the camp to detain “wanted fugitives,” Palestinian security forces said. The clashes left another policeman and at least …

ICHR releases a fact finding report on the Nablus events of August 2016

Ramallah – On 7 March 2017, the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) released a fact finding report on the events, which took place in the city of Nablus in August 2016. The report addresses the killing of five Palestinian citizens, including military personnel and civilians, in three separate, but …

Palestinian security forces suppress Hizb al-Tahrir march in Hebron

HEBRON (Ma’an) — Palestinian security forces suppressed a rally in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Saturday that was organized by the Hizb al-Tahrir organization, and detained several members of the group after firing tear gas and allegedly assaulting protesters. Security forces declared the Ibn Rush square …

Nablus police pursue man from Balata refugee camp in failed ambush operation

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Palestinian security forces conducted a failed ambush operation to detain a “fugitive” in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus on Tuesday. Anonymous security sources said the man they were seeking was from the Balata refugee camp east of Nablus city, saying that police attempted to …