The Palestinian intelligence service in Tulkarm continues to detain political activist Mohamed Ammar for the fourth consecutive day.
The Preventive Security Service in Nablus is detaining Izzat Al-Aqtash in the Security Committee prison in Jericho for the 11th consecutive day, without any charges being brought against him, while detaining Mutassim Juma Ramadan for the 16th day.
In Jenin, Mohamed Al-Azmi is still detained for the 17th consecutive day.
Palestinian Authority security still detains political activist Jasser Dwaikat for the sixth day.
Palestinian security has refused to hand over the journalist Fayhaa Khanfar’s mobile phone since she was attacked in Ramallah, 4 months ago.
Palestinian human rights reports documented the commission of 217 violations by the PA security services in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem in September against citizens for political reasons.
The PA violations included 52 cases of arrest, 62 summons, 5 cases of assault and beating, 3 cases of security coordination to protect the security of the occupation, 5 cases of threats and defamation, and 16 raids on homes and workplaces, and 30 cases of violations of freedoms of expression.
Last week, Palestinian activists launched a campaign on social media rejecting the policy of political arrests by the PA in the West Bank.
Activists tweeted on the hashtag #political_arrest_is_a_crime, expressing their outrage regarding the ongoing political arrests which have increased in intensity in recent days.
Representatives of the European Union had recently criticized the PA in the West Bank for arresting dozens of political activists by its security services, which have been trained and equipped by the European police.
The representative of the European Union and the heads of missions of the European Union in Jerusalem and Ramallah, and the heads of missions of Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom issued a joint statement, in which they considered that the use of violence against human rights defenders, activists and peaceful demonstrators “unacceptable”.