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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 Prof. Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh, 2014.

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