RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- The Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) has deprecated Friday the PA security forces in the West Bank for circumventing decisions of the Palestinian High Court banning prosecuting civilians before military courts.
In a statement it issued over the matter, ICHR asserted that the ill practices of the PA security forces under PA chief Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank were clear violation of article 106 of the PA basic law stipulating "Judicial rulings should be implemented, and refusing to implement them is a crime punishable with detention, or dismissal from job if the accused was a public servant".
The organization also underlined that most of those detained by Abbas's security forces and prosecuted before military courts were civilians, urging the PA security apparatuses in the West Bank to swiftly implement orders of the High Court without hesitation.
It also called on Abbas to instruct the military court to immediately refer all files to the civil courts if he really wants to implement the law in the PA territories because "supremacy of the law must be taken as a whole and couldn’t be subject to choosing and picking".
Hamas Movement openly accused Abbas's security forces of arbitrarily arresting more than 3000 of its supporters in the West Bank, and that more than 600 were retained in jails and were exposed to severe torture.