JERUSALEM, Thursday, August 1, 2019 (WAFA) – An Israeli court remanded today Palestinian photojournalist Mustafa Kharouf by one month, his attorney, Eddie Lostigman, has said.
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.
On July 21, Israel attempted to deport him to Jordan but was unable to do so after he was denied entry into Jordan.