Confrontations, protests in Jenin following arrest of prisoner Zubaidi's son
Following a night of demonstrations in light of the Palestinian authority arresting the son of prisoner Zakaria Al-Zubaidi, the PA released Mohammad Al-Zubaidi.
The Palestinian Authority's security apparatuses released Saturday dawn Mohammad Al-Zubaidi, son of prisoner Zakaria, just hours after detaining him in Jenin, occupied West Bank.
Mohammad Al-Zubaidi, Ayham Al-Saadi, and Aws Al-Shalabi were released following intense calls to simmer down the situation in the Jenin refugee camp, Palestinian media reported.
There was general resentment for the Palestinian National Security Services in the Jenin camp, with its residents opening fire against the district headquarters.
مصادر محلية :" إطلاق نار على مقر قوات الأمن الوطني في حرش السعادة بجنين". pic.twitter.com/Pp2Ldcm8PK— شبكة قدس الإخبارية (@qudsn) January 8, 2022
Video showing the Palestinian National Security Services assaulting and arresting Mohammad Al-Zubaidi in Jenin:
Human rights organizations condemn the PA's actions
"The use of violence, severe beating, and human rights violations are shameful, reoccurring phenomenons in Palestine," Mostafa Ibrahim, a human rights activist and member of the Independent Commission for Human Rights.
"Months ago, Nizar Banat was killed due to the use of violence and severe trauma. What if the batons had hit this young man in the head? This violence reflects the security apparatuses' incompetence, weakness, divergence from the values of Palestinians, and lack of respect for their dignity. This physical violence results in counter-violence and hatred, and the lack of accountability exacerbates the phenomenon. This is very shameful," Ibrahim added.
The Advocates for Justice group made a press statement in which they said the PNSF's behavior reflects a lack of discipline within the security forces, highlighting that their actions constitute a flagrant violation of the law.
The group underlined the need to curb this repeated behavior, which standardized unprovoked harshness and violence toward citizens.
Advocates for Justice also called for the prosecution of those committing such criminal acts.