Saturday, Sept. 05
Latest News
  1. Officials: Gunmen kill 13 vehicle passengers in Afghanistan
  2. Monitor: Syria car bombs kill 26, including anti-regime Druze cleric
  3. Austria expects up to 10,000 migrants from Hungary
  4. Between hope and despair, migrants board buses for Austria
  5. UAE, Bahrain lose 50 troops on deadliest day for Yemen coalition
  6. Austria welcomes first migrant buses from Hungary
  7. Hungarian parliament introduces emergency anti-migration laws
  8. Putin says Assad agrees to early parliamentary polls
  9. Morocco votes in test for Islamist government
  10. UAE says 22 Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen
  11. Bob Geldof offers to house four Syrian families
  12. IS blows up famed tower tombs at Syria's Palmyra
  13. Drowned Syrian boy Aylan buried as Europe wrangles over refugees
  14. EU under pressure to agree refugee quotas as ministers meet
  15. Israeli army: 5 tourists attacked by local residents in Hebron
  16. Death toll in IS Yemen mosque attack rises to 32
  17. Netanyahu defends Iran deal fight after Obama secures support
  18. Security sources: 4 Turkish police killed in PKK bombing
  19. Hungary's Orban: Migrant crisis is German, not European problem
  20. WHO: Liberia declared free of Ebola - again

Governor: Nablus gunmen hand themselves in to PA custody

Jan. 18, 2013 10:21 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 19, 2013 8:47 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Ten Palestinian gunmen turned themselves in to Palestinian Authority security forces in the northern West Bank on Thursday evening, according to the regional governor.

The group, from Balata refugee camp in Nablus, are being held in Junaid prison and will face charges, Nablus governor Jibrin al-Bakri told Ma'an.

But he said there had been a deal with the group which led to their surrender, without elaborating.

Earlier Thursday, President Mahmoud Abbas instructed security services to intensify their efforts to maintain security and stressed that the government has a monopoly on force.

Over the past week, gunmen claiming affiliation to Fatah's military wing held protests in Nablus' Balata refugee camp and the Jenin camp.

They say they are protesting confiscation of their weapons by Palestinian Authority security forces and detention of group members.

The protesters call themselves resistance fighters who support the president, targeting blame for the security crackdown on PA security officials. Fatah's military wing officially disbanded in the aftermath of the second intifada.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015