According to senior army officials the IDF would use Jericho & Ramallah as test cases, and then transfer other Area A cities depending on the successfulness of the “trial.”
Secret negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority have taken place in the last few weeks addressing the return of full Palestinian security control over cities in Area A of the West Bank, Haaretz reports.
According to senior IDF officials quoted in Haaretz, the IDF would use Ramallah and Jericho as test cases, withdrawing from them initially and then from other Area A cities depending on how the “trial” goes. Continue Reading »
Personal security staff protecting PA Chairman scuffle with United Nations Security Personnel after being prevented from following Abbas into front entrance of the General Assembly chamber.
By Ben Ariel, Canada
Security staff protecting Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas got into a scuffle with UN staff on Wednesday.
Palestinian bodyguards fight with UN Security – Screenshot
The brief altercation occurred after Abbas was allowed to enter the UN General Assembly chamber through the front door, while his security staff – as per UN protocol – were not. After some pushing and shoving, Abbas’s security staff were directed to another entrance.
The incident was caught on video by the Reuters news agency. Continue Reading »
Int’l reporters in Gaza are well aware of the incident but are too afraid to report it, because Hamas’s security agency will go after them if they do.
By Dalit Halevy
Palestinian Arab sources said Tuesday that Gaza residents attacked Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri Saturday evening, near the Shifa Hospital.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri – Photo: Reuters
Abu Zuhri had arrived at the hospital for an interview with a news outlet.
The residents blamed Hamas for the death of family members and for destruction of their homes. Armed Hamas terrorists from the Izzedine al-Kassam Brigades extricated Abu Zuri and arrested the angry residents. Continue Reading »
PA security forces spread, then after caught, retract, false & inciteful story of IDF soldier opening fire on Arab driver who actually died in a car accident.
Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces spread a false story on Tuesday, claiming to AFP that IDF forces had opened fire on a car driven by Arab residents near the western Samaria town of Tulkarem, killing one. The death turned out to have simply been a traffic accident.
The initial report claimed IDF bullets or a car crash resulting from the “shooting” killed the driver and injured the passenger. It added that the car veered off the road as a result of gunfire. Continue Reading »
112 newly graduated Palestinian officers from security studies program in Jericho were congratulated by Palestinian President Abbas & foreign diplomats who attended the program’s first graduation ceremony.
The Media Line
JERICHO – In a first event of its kind, Independence University celebrated the graduation of 112 officers at the Academy for Security Studies’ campus in the West Bank city of Jericho this week.
Academy for Security Studies, Jericho – Photo: AP
Amid their parents’ cheers, graduates marched to the stage in green uniforms while Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stood to honor them. In the official ceremony, also attended by foreign diplomats, President Abbas called upon the graduates to protect the state of law and the security of the citizens. Continue Reading »