Throughout the past decade the European Union (EU) and Britain have
invested hundreds of millions of Euros and pounds respectively to
support the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the Israeli Occupied West
Bank and Gaza Strip. Much of these funds have been used to rebuild the PA security apparatus. Recent campaigns of arrests, detentions, torture and extra-judicial killings of political activists raise questions about the role of international actors including the Quartet Envoy Tony Blair, the EU
Police Mission in the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) and the
UK based Libra Advisory Group. The current abuses bear the hallmarks of the atrocities committed in Iraq during the early years of the occupation.