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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 …

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 …

(PHROC) condemns the assault on the peaceful assembly that took place in front of the Palestinian Court Complex and warns of the consequences of the violations of rights and freedoms.

The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council followed up on the Palestinian Security Forces’ forceful assault on the peaceful assembly that took place on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in front of the Palestinian Court Complex in Al-Balou’ area in Al-Bireh City. The assembly was organized in protest of the court hearings …

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 …

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 …

PA forces arrest 2 ‘top fugitives’ in Jericho

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces arrested two men described as “top fugitives” in Jericho on Sunday evening.An official PA security source confirmed to Ma’an that two residents of the Nablus-area refugee camp of Balata — identified as Muhammad al-Masmi, also known as al-Nus, and Mahmoud Abu Siris, …

6 Palestinians held by PA without charge stage hunger strike amid torture allegations

      Protesters in Ramallah demand release of 6 hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners held by PA without charge. Sep. 3, 2016 (Photo: Social media) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Nearly a week into the the hunger strike of six Palestinians who have been held in custody by the Palestinian Authority (PA) for …

Why is Mahmoud Abbas boasting of jailing Palestine’s youth?

  PA leader Mahmoud Abbas has boasted of his close cooperation with Israeli occupation forces. Shadi HatemAPA images Six men have launched a hunger strike after being arrested by secret police working for the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. On Sunday, Basil al-Araj, Muhammad Harb, Haitham Siyaj, Muhammad al-Salameen, …

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 …