Why have former officers from the Royal Ulster Constabulary been put in charge of an EU police operation in the West Bank? Read more about Exporting repression from Ulster to Palestine
Jonathan McIvor was the most senior officer on duty the night Black teenager Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death; McIvor went on to set up the EU’s first “security” operation in Palestine. Read more about Did Blair seek Palestine post for cop criticized in racist murder probe?
US-backed Palestinian Authority police attacked journalists and confiscated their cameras as they rallied against violations of press freedoms. Read more about Video: Journalists “savagely” beaten by Palestinian Authority forces
The violence of the Palestinian Authority police is not unexpected, yet it was still shocking to see such unfettered brutality on the streets of Ramallah in the middle of the afternoon. Read more about Palestinians reclaim streets despite PA police repression
Many Palestinians and external experts say the developments inside the PA and its security services are worrying. Read more about Repressive PA police trained, equipped by Western donors
The EU’s police support mission in Palestine is facilitating massive abuses of human rights. Read more about EU chief polishes Palestinians' chains
Saturday and Sunday’s brutally repressed protests in Ramallah sent a clear message tot he PA that normalization with the occupation would be met with mass mobilization. Read more about PA repression feeds flames of Palestinian discontent