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Palestinian photojournalist from Jerusalem deported to Jordan - reports

 

JERUSALEM, Monday, July 22, 2019 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities deported to Jordan last night Palestinian photojournalist Mustafa Kharouf, from Jerusalem, who has been fighting deportation order for a while, according to unconfirmed reports.

Kharouf, who works as photographer with the Turkish Anadolu news agency, was born in Algeria in 1987 to parents from Jerusalem. He came back to live in Jerusalem in 1999 with his family. But since he did not have any documents to live in Jerusalem, his stay here was considered illegal.

He was detained on January 22 of this year after living in Jerusalem for 20 years with an intention to deport him. But since he did not have any residency papers anywhere else, no county, including Jordan, would accept him.

It was not immediately clear if Jordan has allowed him in or sent him back to the occupied territories.

M.K.

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