RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces spokesman Adnan al-Dmeiri denied on Monday reports that Ramallah chief of police Abd al-Latif al-Qaddumi had resigned in the wake of the police's violent suppression of anti-PA protests in the central occupied West Bank city a day earlier.
PA police spokesman Adnan al-Dmeiri. (File)
Dmeiri told Ma’an that reports in some local media outlets claiming that al-Qaddumi had resigned and that a number of other police officers were interrogated were false, calling the reports "a provocation."
Police assaulted journalists and prevented them from covering the event, while some reported that their equipment had been broken, and later on Sunday, police suppressed a similar protest in Duheisha refugee camp in Bethlehem.