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Al-Haq Condemns the Killing of Ahmad Halawa by Palestinian Security Forces and Calls for Accountability

Nablus resident Ahmad ‘Izzat Halawa, 50, was arrested by Palestinian Security on 23 August 2016 and died while in custody. Ahmad was arrested following the killing of two Palestinian security officers[1] and two “wanted” civilians[2] in Nablus on 18 August 2016. On August 23, Gen. Al-Damiri, Palestinian Security Forces spokesperson …

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Security unrest continues in Nablus

Members of the Palestinian security forces take position following clashes with Palestinian youths in the West Bank city of Nablus, Aug. 23, 2016.  (photo by REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini) RAMALLAH, West Bank — Security unrest has been plaguing the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank since Aug. 18 as a result …

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Protests in West Bank city after death of detainee

 Reuters, NablusTuesday, 23 August 2016 Nablus, the second largest city in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, was gripped by violent protests on Tuesday after the death of a Palestinian detainee shortly after he was seized by Palestinian security forces. Hundreds of protesters, some throwing stones, marched through the city to denounce …

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EUPOL COPPS supports Fair Trial in Palestine

On Wednesday 27 July, EUPOL COPPS supported several  Justice and Police Institutions in organising a donor event on the topic of “fair trial”. The aim of the meeting was to show to the international donor community a unity of purpose within the Justice Sector in the ambition to achieve the …

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Police: 130 undocumented cars seized and destroyed in Ramallah area

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian police seized and destroyed 130 undocumented vehicles in the Ramallah district in the central occupied West Bank since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, according to a statement released by the police public information office on Wednesday.In the statement, the office said that young …

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Palestinian police detain student over Facebook post

The Palestinian Authority [PA] police have arrested a student activist over a Facebook post critical of authorities, amid an ongoing crackdown on freedom of speech in the West Bank. Kifah Quzmar was picked up by plainclothes police officers last Wednesday while he was on his way home from university in …

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