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The family of a political activist who died in the custody of Palestinian security forces last month on Saturday accused the Palestinian Authority of trying to cover up his death.
Nearly two weeks after he was severely beaten by Palestinian security forces, Akil Awawdeh is still short of breath, still shielding his bruised chest with his hand and still haunted by the screams inside the police station.
A Palestinian human rights lawyer was detained by Israeli forces early Sunday after taking part in a protest in the occupied West Bank against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, his rights group said.
Demands for accountability in Palestine are growing louder following the death of activist Nizar Banat in PA custody.
Demonstrators in Ramallah chant ‘the people want the fall of the regime’ and urge Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to ‘leave’.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Saturday deployed security forces to confront protesters who took to the streets of Ramallah in the West Bank after one of President Mahmoud Abbas's biggest critics died in custody.
Hundreds gathered in city of Ramallah in the third day of protests over the death of activist Nizar Banat in the Palestinian Authority’s custody.
Thousands of Palestinians attend funeral of Nizar Banat who died in the custody of PA forces on Thursday.
Death in PA custody comes as Amnesty says Israeli police use ‘ruthless excessive force’ against Palestinians during arrests.
A new poll released Tuesday finds a dramatic surge in Palestinian support for Hamas following last month’s Gaza war, with around three quarters viewing the Islamic militants as victors in a battle against Israel to defend Jerusalem and its holy sites.