Yousef al-Helou (PA)

Major General Yousef al-Helou was appointed general director of the Palestinian Authority‘s Civil Police in the West Bank in October 2021. He succeeded Hazem Attalah. He is also a member of Fatah‘s Revolutionary Council and the PLO‘s Palestinian National Council.

Since 2012, Al-Helou had led the Military Training Authority for security forces at al-Istiqlal University in Jericho. He previously commanded a counter-terrorism unit in the Presidential Guard. He reportedly received his military training in Iraq, Bulgaria and East Germany.

He is originally from Beita, near Nablus.