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Israel releases two Jerusalemite Palestinian officials but revokes their IDs

February 9, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Israeli occupation forces released a Palestinian parliamentarian and former minister from the city of Jerusalem after 24 months in administrative detention.

The member of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), Mohamed Totah, and the former minister Khalid abu-Arafa were released on Wednesday morning. Upon their release, the Israeli Supreme Court revoked their Jerusalem IDs and expelled them to the occupied West Bank.

Carrying out the decision of the Israeli court, Israeli occupation forces left both men at Al-Jalama checkpoint.

Totah and Abu-Arafa were arrested when the Israeli occupation broke into the headquarters of the International Red Cross in Jerusalem, where both men had been protesting for about two years.

They started their protest in the headquarters of the Red Cross after the Israeli occupation authorities threatened to revoke their Jerusalem IDs.