Nizar Banat: The Most Outstanding Audacious Voice Against the Palestinian Authority


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The killing of Nizar Banat, 44, one of the most prominent critics of the Palestinian Authority, sparked widespread controversy inside and outside the Palestinian territories.

Nizar died today, after a unit of the Palestinian security forces raided the house where he was hiding and arrested him after beating him, according to his family members.

Representatives of the European Union and the United Nations called for an independent investigation into the incident, and Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh later announced the formation of an investigation committee.

The deceased’s cousin said, in an interview with a local radio station, quoting two of his cousins ​​who witnessed the arrest, that about 25 members of the Palestinian security forces stormed the house where Nizar was hiding, smashing doors and windows, beating him with an iron bar and spraying pepper spray. In his eyes before they strip him of his clothes and drag him away.


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