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Israel court extends detention of Jerusalem governor

Adnan Ghaith, Jerusalem’s Palestinian governor [File photo]
Jerusalem governor, Adnan Ghaith [File photo]

The Israeli Magistrates’ Court of Jerusalem yesterday extended the detention of the Jerusalem governor and a number of Fatah members for three days.

Sources told Ma’an that the court extended Adnan Ghaith’s detention until Sunday.

Ghaith was detained last Sunday after Israeli forces raided his home in occupied Silwan.

The court also extended the detention of the Fatah movement’s secretary in Jerusalem, Adel Abu Zneid, until Monday.

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The detentions of nine other Palestinians from Jerusalem, who were detained last Monday during a campaign that targeted Fatah members in the city, were also extended.

The nine detainees were identified as Alaa Abu Al-Hawa, Amer Awwad, Fadi Mahmoud, Hussam Abu Isnineh, Khalil Bashir, Muhammad Al-Qaq, Ahmad Mustafa, Iyad Hadra and Hatem Mahlus.

Three were released on Wednesday, and 21 others were released early yesterday, on the condition of being banned from entry in to the West Bank for two weeks, being held under house arrest for five days and paying bail of 1,000 shekels ($270) each.

READ: Israel army arrests Palestinian MP from West Bank home

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