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The PA security services bring shame and humiliation to the people of occupied Palestine

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Unsurprisingly, Palestinian Authority security forces safeguarded two Israeli settlers who entered Ramallah a few days ago. As has happened before, the incident passed largely unnoticed until the PA officers had to protect the settlers from the anger of Palestinian youths at Al-Manara roundabout, and return them safely to the Israeli army, which was threatening the city with a major escalation if the settlers were harmed.

This was not the first such incident. On earlier occasions, we witnessed the discipline of the PA security forces as they returned Israelis who had strayed onto the streets of the West Bank in areas under PA control. As such, this latest incident seemed almost normal, with any other response regarded as madness; the PA could not simply ignore the settlers and leave them to their fate at the hands of angry Palestinians. The PA could, of course, have gone completely mad by keeping the settlers and offer them in exchange for Palestinian prisoners held by Israel; even just one prisoner.

Such madness is neither comprehensible nor expected of the PA, even among those who praised and celebrated the heroic act of the young men who burned the settlers' car in the centre of Ramallah,........

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