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Israel arrests PA officials in Jerusalem

Israeli forces in Jerusalem on 22 February 2020. [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]
Israeli forces in Jerusalem on 22 February 2020. [Mostafa Alkharouf - Anadolu Agency]

Israeli police yesterday arrested two senior Palestinian Authority (PA) officials in occupied Jerusalem after raiding their homes and searching them, Quds Press reported.

Local sources told Quds Press that the Israeli occupation police arrested the Director of Arab Studies Society Khalil Tafakji from the Juz neighbourhood in Jerusalem.

The same sources also reported that Israeli police arrested Head of the Chamber of Commerce Kamak Obeidat from his house in Beit Hanina in the occupied holy city.

Israeli occupation forces have been escalating their assaults on Palestinian activists and PA officials in order to undermine any national activity in the holy city since the announcement of the US "deal of the century".

Last week, occupation authorities banned the PA's governor of occupied Jerusalem Adnan Ghaith from entering the West Bank for six months and from communicating with the Palestinian Authority.

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