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Israel restricts movement of Jerusalem's Palestinian governor to his hometown

Israel restricts movement of Jerusalem's Palestinian governor to his hometown
Jerusalem's Palestinian governor, Adnan Ghaith, in an Israeli court. (File photo)

JERUSALEM, Wednesday, September 09, 2020 (WAFA) - The Israeli occupation authorities today restricted the movement of the Palestinian Authority's Governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, to his hometown, Silwan, and prohibited him from being in contact with more than 50 people, including President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh.

A statement issued by the governor's office considered this decision a dangerous and unprecedented measure against the governor of Jerusalem, who represents President Abbas, saying it comes in the context of the Israeli occupation's battle to impose Israeli sovereignty over occupied Jerusalem by abolishing and ending the Palestinian presence in the holy city.

Since his appointment as governor of Jerusalem two years ago, Ghaith was detained more than 17 times, summoned for investigation dozens of times, and handed four military orders banning him from entering the West Bank, communicating with a list of national figures, and preventing him from participation in social events and occasions, and provision of humanitarian aid.

T.R./M.K.

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