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Nablus police pursue man from Balata refugee camp in failed ambush operation

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Palestinian security forces conducted a failed ambush operation to detain a “fugitive” in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus on Tuesday. Anonymous security sources said the man they were seeking was from the Balata refugee camp east of Nablus city, saying that police attempted to …

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Navigating Gender in the Police Force

Gender is a singular concept, newly talked about, often misunderstood, and frequently resisted. Proponents connect it with social relations and women’s rights; some criticize it as a Western concept. Having worked for five years as the head of the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) Gender Unit, and therefore in charge of …

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PA police detain 22 Palestinians at Allenby crossing, Israel turns away 33

JERICHO (Ma’an) — Palestinian Authority (PA) police arrested 22 Palestinians over the past week while attempting to travel to Jordan from the occupied West Bank via the Allenby Bridge, according to a statement released Saturday by the Palestinian police. The detainees, according to the statement, were either “wanted” by the …

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Palestinian policeman killed after shooting and injuring 3 Israeli soldiers near Ramallah

  Scene of shooting attack near illegal Beit El settlement on Jan. 31, 2016 RAMALLAH (Mana) — A Palestinian policeman was killed by Israeli forces after he committed a shooting attack near the Ramallah-area illegal Israeli settlement of Beit El on Monday around 5pm. An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed the …

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Judges from Palestine and the region seek ways to improve adjudication of violence against women

PNN/ Amman/   UN Women and the State of Palestine High Judicial Council opened today in Amman an Expert Group Meeting on the adjudication of violence against women cases. During 3 days, 30 judges from Palestine, MENA region and farther abroad are discussing methods, challenges and opportunities for specialization of services, …

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Palestinian police officers conclude study trip to Croatia on accountability

Bethlehem/PNN/ Six Palestinian police officers concluded on Friday 30 September a study trip to Zagreb and discussed with their Croatian counterparts how to enhance accountability within various sections of the police. During the trip, the attendees raised a number of topics such as the organization of the Croatian Ministry of …

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PA police arrest 13 suspects for revenge arson attack after boy stabbed to death

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian police arrested 13 people suspected of setting fire to stands in the farmers’ market in central Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank Monday night after 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death during a brawl in the market earlier Monday evening.Spokesperson for the Palestinian security services …

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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 …

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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, …

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