PA arrests a number of wanted Palestinians in Jenin

Middle East Monitor  /  March 29, 2023

Local sources said that the PA’s security forces in the city of Jenin, in the occupied West Bank, arrested a number of wanted individuals, including a commander in Al-Quds Brigades.

Safa’s correspondent reported that resistance fighters fired heavily towards the district headquarters in Jenin, after one the arrests were made.

Videos circulating on social media documented the heavy gunfire at the district headquarters near Jenin camp.

Later, the security forces released the wanted man.

The correspondent reported that the PA security agency mobilized its forces and deployed them in Jenin, after arresting the wanted individuals.


Palestinian security services escalate political arrests in West Bank

Middle East Monitor  /  March 29, 2023

The Palestinian Authority’s security services in the occupied West Bank have escalated their political arrests during the holy month of Ramadan, targeting students, former political detainees, activists and national symbols.

Since the beginning of Ramadan a week ago, the Palestinian security services have arrested 14 citizens, including six people who were arrested on Monday evening, namely Abdul Qadir Qatnani, a student at An-Najah University, Walid Asida and Islam al-Wardian – both former detainees – as well as Wael Taher Dweik, Bashar Khuwaira and Khalil Swalha.

They arrested Qatnani after storming his house in Nablus. While Asida was arrested from his shop in the village of Tel, near Nablus.

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In the southern occupied West Bank, the security services arrested Al-Wardian from Bethlehem a few minutes before the time for iftar – breakfast, while the intelligence services arrested Dweik in Hebron/Al-Khalil as he left Taraweeh prayers.

According to the latest data, the number of political detainees in the PA’s prisons rose to more than 36.For its part, the Committee of Families of Political Detainees in the West Bank recorded 247 political violations during February, including arrests, summons, raids, repression and assaults on rights and freedoms.