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Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF)


pasfLocation: West Bank

Type: Police

The Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF) are the security forces of the Palestinian Authority who govern the West Bank. In regard to counter-IED and counterterrorism, the PASF monitor and intervene to prevent violence from Hamas, Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who operate from the West Bank.

They have successfully intervened to prevent terrorist attacks from such groups against the IDF, and other Israeli targets. They have also been responsible for the arrest of terrorist in groups such as Hamas.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.