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PA security spokesman: Hamas in state of 'hysteria'

Source maan Palestinian Authority security forces spokesman Adnan Dmeiri said Monday that the Hamas movement is in a state of “hysteria.” “Hamas is still insisting on a level of craziness and hysteria. We believe that some Palestinians believe Hamas’ lies and falsehoods,” Dmeiri said. “Hamas leaders couldn’t handle an article …

Man shot dead by Palestinian security forces

Source maan Palestinian security forces killed a man in a Nablus-area refugee camp late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said. Amjad Odeh, 37, died in what Palestinian officials described as an exchange of fire between the security forces and a wanted man in Askar refugee camp. Odeh was taken to Rafidia …

Palestinian security clash with electricity protesters in Nablus

Source Ma’an News Protesters clashed with Palestinian security forces in the West Bank city of Nablus on Tuesday evening, in a demonstration against a recent deal to end refugees’ exemption from electricity costs. Around 200 Palestinians gathered at the Shuhada junction in the city and burned tires, drawing dozens of …

PA security breaks teachers sit-in by force for second time

Palestinian Authority police forces broke up a sit-in staged by teachers in Ramallah city by force for the second time on Tuesday night. Spokesman for the teachers banned from teaching in the West Bank Awad Awad said that the policemen confiscated the teachers’ belongings in the hope of frustrating a …

PA security forces quell and arrest teachers rallying outside Fayyad's office

The Palestinian authority security forces on Monday evening violently dispersed a group of 63 teachers protesting against the government of Salam Fayyad in Ramallah city. The teachers were rallying outside the office of de facto head of the government Salam Fayyad when a force of more than one hundred soldiers …

Abbas aide: No plans to outlaw 'honor killing'

Author Soraya Al-Ghussein and Hannah Patchett President Mahmoud Abbas has no plans to amend laws that reduce sentences for suspects who claim an “honor” defense for murdering women, his legal adviser says. “Why change it? This would cause serious problems,” Hassan al-Ouri told Ma’an, adding that such a reform would …

Husband pleads guilty to murder as probe slams police

Author Soraya Al-Ghussein and Hannah Patchett A man pleaded guilty to murdering his wife on Thursday in a case that sparked outrage and prompted a presidential inquiry into institutional failures to protect victims of domestic violence. The prosecutor charged Shadi Ubeidallah, 33, with fatally slashing the throat of his estranged …

Hospital employee's car planted with explosives in Tulkarem

Unidentified assailants detonated a small explosive device under the private vehicle of a hospital employee in the northern West Bank on Monday morning. Khalid Amin Abu Khatir, a medical office manager at Thabit Thabit Hospital in Tulkarem, said he had been received threats via social media over his administrative decisions …