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PLO chief blasts Qatari 'political campaign'

Author Source RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — PLO executive committee member Yasser Abed Rabbo on Monday blasted the Emir of Qatar over documents leaked by the Doha-based Al-Jazeera TV network covering a decade of Israel-Palestinian negotiations. According to documents released Sunday, chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erakat offered Israel huge concessions, including “the …

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PA minister suspected of corruption

Author Source BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Palestinian Authority Anti-Corruption Commission submitted an official request to Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to strip the immunity of a minister suspected of corruption, Ma’an has learned. The request was based on the recommendations of a presidential commission formed to investigate misuse of public funds …

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Palestinian Authority seizes belongings of official tasked with exposing corruption

Author Source World Tribune RAMALLAH — The Palestinian Authority has cracked down on a former senior official appointed to uncover corruption. PA security forces raided the home of Fahmi Shabaneh in the West Bank city of Jericho in March 2010. Shabaneh, appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to battle corruption, …

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ICHR Judicially Challenges the Validity of the Security Clearance Prerequisites for Assuming Public Office

Author Source Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens’ Rights (PICCR) Ramallah – The Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights, (ICHR) has launched legal action to challenge the legality of the “security clearance” practiced by ministries of the Palestinian National Authorty (PNA) prior to the approval of new recruitment into public office. …

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PA: 42 security officers to be prosecuted

Author Source Ramallah – Ma’an – Forty-two security officers were referred to military tribunals by the Palestinian Military Intelligence, while three have been discharged for misconduct toward civilians, the caretaker government’s Ministry of Interior released in a statement on Tuesday. The statement noted that 80 complaints against security officers were …

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