Palestine: Union Offices Ransacked

Source: Ma’an News

Unknown assailants broke into the offices of the union of agricultural work committees in Ramallah on Tuesday at dawn, stealing servers and computers and ransacking files.

The Palestinian non-governmental network (PNGO, focal point of Social Watch in the occupied territories) called for a serious and open investigation into the incident.

Noting previous raids in which non governmental organizations' data was stolen, the network called the seizure of the union's private database "a new beginning in targeting national organizations."

Carrying out investigations in secret would only encourage more vandalism, the network said.