LONDON, (PIC)– The Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR) called on the Palestinian Authority to stop security coordination with the occupation and intensify efforts to confront the settlement activity and the land confiscation by the occupation.
The organization based in the UK said that the town of Jayyous, near Qalqilya, has been significantly affected by the construction of the apartheid wall which destroyed its agricultural lands and uprooted about four thousand olive trees.
AOHR said in a report on Thursday that the villagers are subjected to serious violations by the occupation forces which arrest everyone involved in activities against the wall, in addition to raids by the Palestinian security apparatuses which have been also arresting activists in coordination with IOF.
The report pointed out that elements from PA’s intelligence service and national security forces stormed the village of Jayyous on June 23 and arrested four Palestinians, including children. The detainees were interrogated at the intelligence headquarters in Qalqilya, and were released on Tuesday following protests and demonstrations in the village.
It added that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) had stormed the village a few days earlier, and arrested a number of young men.
AOHR stressed on the right of Palestinian citizens to protest against the apartheid wall, noting that arresting the activists represents a grave breach of the Geneva Conventions that protects the civilian population and give them the right to resist the occupation by all means.