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Israel bans PA’s Jerusalem governor from the West Bank for six months, again

February 21, 2020 at 3:24 pm

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

The Palestinian governor of occupied Jerusalem has been barred from entering the occupied West Bank for six consecutive months by the Israeli army, under the pretext of participation in “illegal and violent activities”.

Another order was issued by the General Commander of the Central District of the illegal Israeli occupation, which prevents Adnan Ghaith from communicating with the Palestinian Authority, reported IMEMC News.

It was reported that the Israeli army summoned the governor for interrogation in the Al-Maskobiyya detention centre in Jerusalem and he only has 72 hours to file an appeal against the two preconditions.

Following his release from interrogation, Ghaith said that the Palestinian people and their just cause are subject to one of the most aggressive Israeli assaults.

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Ghaith, who lives in occupied East Jerusalem, has been detained and his residence in the Silwan neighbourhood raided several times in recent months as part of Israel’s ongoing violations against Palestinian officials, activists and institutions in occupied Jerusalem.

Israel claims that his activities in the city undermine its authority, however, in none of the cases did the occupation present sufficient evidence to justify Ghaith’s continued detention.

“Our people have been facing oppression and constant violations by this illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, and now the Israeli leadership is approving more decisions and ruling that violate international law,” Ghaith stated.

“But we are the owners of the land and the just cause, and we will continue our legitimate struggle for sovereignty, liberation, and independence.”