PA committed 265 violations against West Bank Palestinians in January – Middle East Monitor
Palestinian Authority (PA) security agencies committed 265 violations in January against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, the Committee of Families of Political Detainees revealed on Friday.
The committee pointed out that the PA escalated its aggression against Palestinian citizens in January, noting, “This ushers in another year of repression, police terrorism and political detention.”
The report found that the PA detained 80 Palestinians, summoned 28, attacked and beat nine, raided 27 homes, suppressed freedoms 16 times and tortured five prisoners, causing a major deterioration in their health.
It also found that the Palestinian Authority confiscated the property of two Palestinians, referred 55 to arbitrary prosecution, prosecuted 25 for their participation in protests and conducted security cooperation with the Israeli occupation. in 18 separate incidents.
According to the report, the West Bank city of Nablus took the lion’s share of violations (85) perpetrated by PA security agencies, followed by Ramallah (80).
The committee said in the report that the PA insists on: “Deterring and violating the simplest rights of Palestinian citizens, as ordered from the political echelon in light of the lack of judicial, oversight and executive authorities. “
“The PA’s violations reflected on the status of civil liberties and national events related to resistance against Israeli occupation and colonization,” the committee said.
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