Academic Study: The Performance of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces

//Academic Study: The Performance of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces

Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies & Consultations presents the academic study “The Performance of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces,” by Hasan Ibhais, a researcher specialized in the Palestinian issue, who is currently studying for his master’s in international affairs.

This study discusses the security agenda in various Palestinian-Israeli agreements and studies the formation and development of the security forces (National Security Forces, Military Intelligence Agency, Presidential Guard-General Intelligence, Preventive Security, Civil Police and Civil Defense). It depicts the Palestinian-Israeli security coordination and its development throughout the six phases of the period 1994–2013.

Ibhais explores the internal and external factors in addition to the confrontation efforts of the destabilized security, and he sheds light on different violations of human rights perpetrated by the security forces (unlawful arrest, torture, and the undermining of freedom of opinion, expression, and peaceful assembly).

It must be noted that the weakness of Palestinian authority, along with Palestinian-Israeli agreements, allowed for external parties to influence the issue of security. The author concludes that the Palestinian security sector suffers from many weaknesses that prevent the Palestinian authority from providing any sense of security to the Palestinian community in its territories.

This study is a academic study that was published in the Arabic book of al-Zaytouna “The Palestinian National Authority: A Study of the Experience and Performance 1994-2013,” edited by Dr. Mohsen Moh’d Saleh, 2014.

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Al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, 13/7/2017


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Al-Zaytouna Centre conducts strategic and futuristic academic studies on the Arab and Muslim worlds. It focuses on the Palestinian issue and the conflict with Israel as well as related Palestinian, Arab, Islamic and international developments.

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Mohsen Moh’d Saleh, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Modern and Contemporary Arab History, the general manager of al-Zaytouna Centre for Studies and Consultations, editor-in-chief of the annual Palestinian Strategic Report, former head of Department of History and Civilization at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), and former executive manager of Middle East Studies Centre in Amman.
He was granted the Bait al-Maqdis (Jerusalem) award for Young Muslims Scholars in 1997 and the Excellent Teaching Award (College level), given by IIUM in 2002. Dr. Mohsen is the author of 13 books and some of his books were translated into several languages. He contributed chapters to seven books. He is the editor/ co-editor of more than 30 books. Dr. Mohsen is the editor of electronic daily “Palestine Today,” which has so far published more than 3,777 issues. He has published many articles in refereed scholarly journals and magazines. He presented papers at innumerable academic local and international conferences and seminars. He is a frequent commentator on current issues on broadcasting media.