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Palestinian Authority targets Dahlan’s supporters in West Bank

Supporters of the exiled Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan appear to be taking the brunt of the Fatah leadership’s anger, with rounds of political arrests. Palestinian security services in the West Bank have been clamping down in recent days on supporters of the so-called Democratic Reform Current led by dismissed Fatah leader Mohammad Dahlan, …

Two Authorities, One Way, Zero Dissent

In the 25 years since Palestinians gained a degree of self-rule over the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, their authorities have established machineries of repression to crush dissent, including through the use of torture.

Cabinet vows to investigate Human Rights Watch findings

The Palestinian Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, reviewed in its weekly meeting on Wednesday the latest Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian areas and vowed to investigate its findings and recommendations in cooperation with all related parties and authorities, according …

Israel detains 20 Palestinians in overnight raids in West Bank, including four journalists

The Israeli army detained in overnight and early morning raids on Monday 20 Palestinians from throughout the occupied West Bank, including four journalists detained in the Ramallah area, according to the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS). It said seven Palestinians were detained in the Ramallah area, including four journalists and the …

View the Amnesty International Report 2017/18

Palestine (State of) 2017/2018 The Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and the Hamas de facto administration in the Gaza Strip escalated their restrictions on freedom of expression. In both areas, security forces tortured and otherwise ill-treated detainees with impunity. The authorities in the West Bank took punitive actions against …

Israel issued 50,000 administrative detention orders against Palestinians since 1967

The Israeli authorities have issued 50,000 administrative detention orders against Palestinians since 1967; the year when Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Commission for Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs said Monday.

Britain can do much more than express platitudes about the ‘human rights priority’ of Israel’s treatment of children in detention

In the wake of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi being sentenced to eight months in prison by an Israeli court for slapping an Israeli soldier who had entered her home, Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office issued a statement calling upon Israel to improve the treatment of Palestinian children in military detention.