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Rights group wants investigation of PA police

Author Source RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Human Rights Watch released a video Wednesday, described as plainclothes police officers trapping a protester and beating him. “The Palestinian Authority should open criminal investigations into members of its security services who apparently beat, kicked, and sexually molested protesters in Ramallah,” the human rights organization …

Fatah official: PA wants elections this year

Author Source BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Now that leftist Palestinian factions have a court mandate forcing the government in Ramallah hold elections, Fatah and Hamas are back to bickering about how the vote might be held. Muhammad Al-Madani, member of the ruling Fatah’s main body, told Ma’an Tuesday evening that the …

Abbas praises judiciary

Author Source RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday praised the professionalism of the Palestinian Authority judiciary. His comments came at a meeting with members of the Supreme Judicial Council in Ramallah. Abbas said the judiciary played an important role in protecting the rights of Palestinians and preserving residents’ …