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Israel orders PA Governor of Jerusalem not to communicate with President Abbas

Israel orders PA Governor of Jerusalem not to communicate with President Abbas
File photo: Governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, waves the sign of victory as he attends a trial at an Israeli court.

JERUSALEM, Thursday, March 11, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation authorities today handed the Palestinian Authority's Governor of Jerusalem Adnan Gheith an order banning him from communicating with President Mahmoud Abbas and another 50 Palestinian dignitaries.

The order also bans him from making any contacts with Members of the Fatah Central Committee, as well as many other Palestinian high-ranking security and political figures.

The Jerusalem Governor was informed of this order today when he was summoned for questioning by the Israeli intelligence at the Russian Compound in occupied Jerusalem.

Gheith is already denied movement outside his place of residence in the occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.

Commenting on the Israeli decision, Gheith said, "This decision will not prevent us from practicing our duty of continuing to do everything possible to achieve freedom, independence and establish the Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital."

Since he assumed his current office as Governor of Jerusalem in August 2018, the Palestinian Authority official was arrested or briefly detained by Israeli occupation forces at least 18 times.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it in a move never recognized by the international community.

The people of Palestine consider Jerusalem as the de jure capital of their state, although the city remains under Israeli occupation until today.



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