Espanol / English

Middle East Near You

Israel bans Jerusalem governor entry to West Bank for six months

Governor of Jerusalem for the Palestinian Authority Adnan Ghaith poses for a photograph in his office at the Palestinian Ministry of Jerusalem affairs' headquarters in the occupied West Bank town of al-Ram, near Jerusalem, on November 4, 2018. - Israeli forces raided the offices of the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem on November 4, authorities said, after reports of an investigation related to a land sale. Israeli authorities confirmed the raid in Al-Ram, just on the other side of Israel's separation wall from Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, but provided few details. (Photo by Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP) (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Israeli intelligence services handed on Thursday to Jerusalem Governor, Adnan Ghaith an order banning him from entering the West Bank for six months.

The Israeli intelligence summoned Ghaith for investigation and handed him the order than bans from entering the West Bank from December, five until June 5 2019.

Read: Israel tells Lebanon and UN peacekeepers to destroy attack tunnel

The Israeli Military Central Command Chief issued the order, Major General Nadav Padan who claimed Ghaith’s presence in the West Bank constitutes a threat to life and property, and that the army doubts the governor engages in “illegal” activities.

Ghaith was recently arrested for a week before he was released into three days house arrest and pay bail.

The Israeli forces targeted Ghaith and some Palestinian security servicemen who investigated and arrested a Palestinian merchant who buys Palestinian real estate in Jerusalem on behalf of Jewish settlers.

IsraelMiddle EastNewsPalestine
The Palestinian History Tapestry: Exhibition and Panel Discussion