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Israel detains Palestinian Governor of Jerusalem

February 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

Governor of Jerusalem for the Palestinian Authority Adnan Ghaith on 4 November 2018 [AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images]

Israeli forces detained the Palestinian Governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, this morning, after raiding his home in the Silwan neighbourhood, in occupied East Jerusalem.

Lawyer Muhammad Mahmoud told Ma’an that Israeli intelligence and special forces raided Ghaith’s home and transferred him to the Russian compound police centre.

Israeli forces had previously detained Ghaith several times, the last of which was last November. However, Israeli forces had also raided and searched Ghaith’s home in December.

They later banned him from entering the West Bank for six months and from travelling outside Palestine.

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