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U.S. welcomes PA deployment to Gaza crossing points

JERUSALEM, November 3, 2017 (WAFA) – The United States welcomed the Palestinian Authority’s deployment to the Erez, Kerem Shalom, and Rafah crossing points in Gaza, said a statement issued by   U.S. Consulate General’s Press Office in Jerusalem. “The United States believes it is essential that the Palestinian Authority assume full …

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Palestinian government resumes control of Rafah crossing with Egypt

Ceremony at Rafah crossing to hand over control to the Palestinian government. (WAFA photo) RAFAH, November 1, 2017 (WAFA) – For the first time since July 2007, the Palestinian government resumed control on Wednesday of the Rafah crossing with Egypt in the south of the Gaza Strip marking a new …

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The many layers of the Palestinian Security Forces

Though frequently referenced and crucial to security cooperation with Israel and other countries, the Palestinian security apparatus is rarely fully comprehended. Herein, the different offices, forces and units are separated and explained, including their close relations with their Israeli counterparts. Elior Levy The Palestinian Security Forces (PASF) have undergone many …

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Armed men fire at presidential vehicle near Nablus camp

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Armed men opened fire at the Palestinian president’s guards while in their vehicle in the al-Quds Street near Balata refugee camp outside of Nablus late Tuesday.Palestinian security sources told Ma’an that a presidential guard, ranked as major and from the Asira al-Shamaliya village, was driving the vehicle …

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Rights group says presidential guard threaten employee

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights said Sunday one of its field workers had been threatened by members of the Palestinian Presidential Guard while working in Ramallah. PCHR employee Shareef Aasi received reports that PhD graduates staging a sit-in outside the presidential compound on Thursday were being harassed by the …

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PCHR Condemns Obstruction of Work of Its Ramallah Field Worker by Presidential Guard

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns obstruction of the work of its field worker in Ramallah and threats to arrest him by the Palestinian Presidential Guard, when he was covering a sit-in organized by Ph.D. holders in Ramallah on Thursday, 01 November 2012. PCHR calls upon security services …

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Israel arrests Abbas guard

Author Source Nablus – Ma’an – Hours before US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised recent Palestinian Authority security reforms, Israel arrested a member of President Mahmoud Abbas’ security detail, Ma’an has learned. Thabet Ja’aysa, 21, a member of the Palestinian Authority’s elite Presidential Guard unit, was detained along with …

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