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Forum Delivering Security to The Palestinian People


Intisar Abu-Khalaf, Roland Friedrich, Jonas Loetscher, Arnold Luethold, Nicolas Masson, Khaled Naseef, Omar Rahhal



In March 2008, the Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Participation (SHAMS) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) launched the Forum ‘Delivering Security to the Palestinian People’. The aim of this Forum is to establish a sustainable dialogue on security between the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), its security organisations, and Palestinian civil society.

This publication contains the summary reports of the first five Forum sessions, starting from the Jenin Governorate in the northern West Bank, and ending with the Ramallah/ Al-Bireh Governorate in the central West Bank. This will allow the reader to compare the security needs in adjacent areas. In order to provide a better understanding of the local context, each chapter includes a map and basic background information on the respective governorate. By providing a local perspective on the current security sector reform process, the publication aims to contribute to a better understanding of Palestinian security needs.



Introduction - 3

Jenin - 5

Tulkarem - 11

Nablus - 17

Salfit - 23

Ramallah/Al-Bireh - 29

Conclusion - 35