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Palestinian police patrol Hebron in rare sight for locals

Palestinians in the old town of Hebron were recently surprised to see armed and uniformed officers of the Palestinian security forces patrolling the town for the first time since 1997. The city in the southern West Bank is divided into two parts under the Hebron Protocol signed in 1997 between Israel and the PLO. …

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“ We are building an accountable Palestinian Police force ”

As Head of the Police Advisory Section, Simon O’Connor supervises a team of 28 uniformed Police Advisers from the European Union Member States and Canada, as well as five civilian Palestinian nationals. “Our task is to advise and mentor the Palestinian Civil Police to enable their 8,500 officers to provide …

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Palestine-Israel security coordination resumes

RAMALLAH, Occupied West Bank: The head of the Palestinian police in the occupied West Bank confirmed on Wednesday that security coordination had resumed with Israel, after it was partly suspended in July. “Everyone is coordinating now. That means things returned to what they were before July 14,” Hazem Atallah said. …

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Palestinian police chief says Hamas must disarm

RAMALLAH, Occupied West Bank: The head of the Palestinian police said Wednesday that Hamas must disarm to allow a landmark reconciliation deal signed last month with rivals Fatah to succeed. Hazem Atallah’s comments came as cracks began to show in the Palestinian reconciliation deal mediated by Egypt over the issue …

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Palestine takes its first step as Interpol member state

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — On Oct. 12, at a meeting in Ramallah of the committee formed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to follow up on his country’s accession to Interpol, Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah decided to establish the Interpol National Central Bureau for Palestine. This comes after Interpol approved the membership of the Palestinian territories at …

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EUPOL COPPS appoints new EU head of the police mission in Palestine and organizes study visits to Europe

PNN/Europe/ EUPOL COPPS  has recently released different press releases regarding Palestine: The EU appointed Kauko Aaltomaa, as new Head of the European Union Police Mission for the Palestinian Territories The EU’s Political and Security Committee has appointed Kauko Aaltomaa, a high-ranking official in the Finnish Ministry of Interior, as new Head …

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Al Mezan Demands Investigation into Clinical Death of a Child in Gaza

On Saturday, 2 September 2017 at 4 pm, Mustafa Fayeq Salman, a 16-year-old resident of Beit Lahia, was brought to the intensive care unit of the Indonesian Hospital in the North Gaza district where he was declared clinically dead. According to Al Mezan’s field investigations, Mustafa had been detained at …

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Attallah meets Interpol General Secretary in France

Bethlehem/PNN/ Major General. Hazem Atallah -Chief of Palestinian Civil Police met with Interpol General Secretary Mr Jürgen Stock on Monday 21st August 2017 at the Interpol Headquarters in Lyon, France. The Media and Public Relations Department in the Palestinian Civil Police reported in a statement that Major General Attallah briefed …

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DCAF Ramallah: Promoting gender equality in the Palestinian security forces and their conversion to the CEDAW Convention: Integrating gender in security sector reform: Closing conference

Closing the gender project conference DCAF, in close cooperation with the Gender Consultative Committee (GCC) and the Ministry of Interior, conducted a closing conference at the Ankars Suites and Hotel in Ramallah. Representatives from the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, the Council of Ministers, the GCC, aecid, …

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