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In Nablus, thousands of Palestinians fill the streets, and shops, banks and offices open for the second day of the largest demonstration yet against the Israeli curfew confining residents to their homes. Nablus governor Mohammed Aloul calls on residents of other towns to ignore the now 40-day curfew and restore normal life.
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High tension in Qabatiya after PA security kills child, wounds others
High tension in Qabatiya after PA security kills child, wounds others
[ 07/05/2008 - 10:40 AM ]

JENIN, (PIC)-- High tension still prevails throughout the Qabatiya town in Jenin district after PA security elements under the command of PA chief Mahmoud Abbas killed Tuesday a Palestinian child and seriously wounded a young man who is now in a state of clinical death.

Qabatiya citizens reported that the PA security campaign started in the morning with deliberate provocations against citizens at the entrances and alleys of the town.

According to the citizens, it seemed obvious that the PA security elements, through their arbitrary acts, wanted to humiliate and suppress the people of this town at any price. 
The citizens elaborated that the PA security dealt brutally with Palestinian workers as they were going to their jobs and prevented students from going to their schools, which created friction and clashes between students and security elements that continued during daylight hours and ended with many injuries in the ranks of students and security elements.
A unit composed of 600 presidential guards was deployed in Jenin in order to carry out security campaigns in line with the security cooperation with the Israeli occupation and the other security apparatuses there were put under its command for three months. The members of this unit were trained in Jordan at the hands of American security experts under the supervision of general Keith Dayton.

The PA security apparatuses kidnapped eight Palestinian citizens in the Qalqilya town, northern West Bank, within a fierce compaign carried out against Hamas's cadres there and deprived their families from knowing where their sons were detained.

Palestinian medical sources reported that the PA security apparatuses transferred prisoner Adulhalim Mara'ba to hospital after his health deteriorated without knowing further details.

A newly-released detainee called Na'el Hammad reported that he was exposed to maltreatment for 20 days at the hands of PA intelligence officers in their jails, adding that he cannot believe what happened to him.

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