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Palestinian NGO Al-Haq says staff has received “death threats”

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq has been the target of a smear campaign in the past six months culminating in death threats, the group said in a statement released this week.Al-Haq is an independent rights organization based in Ramallah which has documented violations of individual and collective …

Are We Seeing Palestine’s Spring at Long Last?

Five years ago, as crowds of Egyptians, Tunisians, Libyans, Syrians, Bahrainis, and Yemenis rose up to demand the fall of their regimes, Palestinians were often seen as sitting out the upheaval. Only now is it apparent that events in Palestine do fit into a broader regional pattern—institutions have decayed; authoritarianism …

PA rejects political motive in arrest of dissident Palestinian professor

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Palestinian police on Tuesday arrested a Palestinian professor and author on ambiguous charges, local media reported.Dr. Abd al-Sattar Qassem, 68 and a long-time political science professor at the Najah University in Nablus, was arrested by Palestinian Authority forces after “Palestinians complained” about him, a spokesperson for the …

Israeli forces tighten grip on Ramallah as closure continues

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces continued their blockade on Monday of the central West Bank city of Ramallah and its neighboring villages and towns for the second consecutive day, after a shooting attack at a military checkpoint on Sunday.Israeli forces initiated the blockade hours after the shooting near the illegal …

MADA demands investigation of assault against Saai

Ramallh-1/02/2016- Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms “MADA” demands the  Palestinian National Security Service and police to investigate the intentional and reputedly assault of  Sami Saed Saai- the correspondent of “the local Fajer Jadeed TV”, which occurred in the evening of Wednesday, 27th of January 2016, while covering protests …

Israeli military ends blockade of occupied West Bank hub

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – Israeli forces on Monday night ended a military blockade of the occupied West Bank hub of Ramallah, put in place following a shooting attack carried out by a Palestinian Authority police officer on Israeli soldiers in the area.Director of the PA’s military liaison office, Jihad al-Jayyusi, told …

Palestinian liaison facilitates release of 6 detained by Israel

NABLUS (Ma’an) — The Palestinian military liaison with Israel reportedly facilitated on Friday the release of six Palestinians who were detained by Israeli forces from the Nablus area of the occupied West Bank. The head of the military liaison, Osama Mansour, told Ma’an that three of those released had been detained by …

Keeping ISIS Out of Palestine

PALESTINE LEADER MAHMOUD ABBAS INSISTS THE AUTHORITY HE HEADS WILL SURVIVE TO SEE THE RISE OF A SOVEREIGN STATE ALONGSIDE ISRAEL … RAMALLAH, The West Bank — Other than unswerving loyalty to Mahmoud Abbas and a shared commitment to nonviolent resistance of the Israeli occupation, the top two advisers and potential …

MADA urges investigation into the attacks against journalists in Al-Bireh

Ramallah- 28/12/2015 Palestinian Center for Developments and Media Freedoms “MADA” express its deep concerns and, at the same time, condemns the attack of Palestinian Security Forces against a number of journalists, as well as preventing them from covering a march, which was organized on Friday, 25th of December, at the …

Palestinian man shot dead by IOF under attack pretext

PNN/Jerusalem/ Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Thursday morning shot-dead a Palestinian man under the pretext of carrying out an operative at the Hizma checkpoint northeast of Jerusalem. The Palestinian Ministry of Health officially announced the death of the man, who was later identified as Mazen Oraiba, from Abu Dis village east of …