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Palestinian security forces shoot, kill ‘wanted criminal’ in Hebron district

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinian security forces shot and killed a man and critically injured another early Wednesday morning in the town of Yatta in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, according to security sources that said police sought to arrest the men on criminal and drug-related charges. Security sources told …

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PA raid sparks armed clashes in Balata refugee camp, 2 injured

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Palestinian security forces conducted a raid into Balata refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus before dawn on Sunday, sparking armed clashes with locals that left two “wanted criminals” injured. Nablus Mayor Akram Rujoub told Ma’an that a group of armed men in …

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VIDEO: Palestinian political rivalries play out in West Bank camp

Ongoing political violence continues to tear Balata refugee camp apart, amid increased tensions between supporters of Palestinian politicians Mohammed Dahlan and Mahmoud Abbas. The camp, which is located in Nablus City, is the largest in the West Bank and home to over 30,000 inhabitants. Balata was established in 1950 by …

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How Palestine is working to stop antiquities theft

RAMALLAH, West Bank — On March 16, the Palestinian police foiled an attempt to smuggle an antique statue from the city of Nablus in the West Bank to be sold outside the country. A week before, the police had announced the arrest of five people on charges of illegal excavations …

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Palestinian officer killed, 2 gunmen injured during armed clashes in Balata

NABLUS (Ma’an) — A Palestinian policeman was killed Sunday night during armed clashes that erupted in Balata refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, after Palestinian forces raided the camp to detain “wanted fugitives,” Palestinian security forces said. The clashes left another policeman and at least …

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ICHR releases a fact finding report on the Nablus events of August 2016

Ramallah – On 7 March 2017, the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) released a fact finding report on the events, which took place in the city of Nablus in August 2016. The report addresses the killing of five Palestinian citizens, including military personnel and civilians, in three separate, but …

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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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PA forces arrest 2 ‘top fugitives’ in Jericho

NABLUS (Ma’an) — Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces arrested two men described as “top fugitives” in Jericho on Sunday evening.An official PA security source confirmed to Ma’an that two residents of the Nablus-area refugee camp of Balata — identified as Muhammad al-Masmi, also known as al-Nus, and Mahmoud Abu Siris, …

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Woman killed during clashes between Palestinian forces, gunmen in Nablus

NABLUS (Ma’an) — A Palestinian woman was killed and three Palestinian security officers were injured during armed clashes with suspected Palestinian gunmen in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus early Wednesday.Nablus district Governor Akram al-Rujoub told Ma’an that armed men attacked members of Palestinian security forces in the …

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