JERUSALEM, Sunday, March 20, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli occupation authorities today released the Palestinian Authority’s Governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, on a bail of 10,000 shekels ($3,300) after detaining him for 24 hours and blocking him from travelling abroad via Allenby Bridge border crossing.
Yesterday, Israeli occupation authorities at the border crossing detained Ghaith and his aide, Marouf al-Rifai, and informed them that they were not allowed to travel. Ghaith was on his way to Saudi Arabia to represent Palestine in the 2022 Arab Cities Conference when they were stopped at the crossing and turned back.
Throughout the past four years, Ghaith has been under Israeli movement restriction repeatedly, including a ban from entering the West Bank and contacting Palestinian officials, as well as a ban on attending political meetings or gatherings in occupied Jerusalem.
The PA official has also been arrested several times by Israeli occupation authorities since he assumed his current office as Governor of Jerusalem in August 2018.