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Fatah activists in Jerusalem detained by Israeli forces to prevent any launch celebrations


JERUSALEM, Wednesday, January 01, 2020 (WAFA) – Israeli forces detained this afternoon Fatah secretary general in Jerusalem Shadi Mtour, hours after raiding his home and handing his family a summons for him, according to local sources, in an effort to prevent any activities by the movement marking 55 years for its launch.

Mtour was detained while in Wadi al-Joz neighbourhood in East Jerusalem, said the sources.

Another Fatah activist, Yaser Darwish, from Issawiyeh neighbourhood in East Jerusalem, was also detained in an early morning raid at his home and a third activist was summoned for interrogation at a Jerusalem police station.

The campaign against Fatah activists in the city came to warn them against holding any activity in the occupied city making 55 years for the launch of Fatah movement.

police had also today removed several Fatah banners from poles in different neighborhoods of occupied East Jerusalem, but mainly in Silwan, al-Tur and Issawiyeh as part of Fatah’s celebration of 55 years for its launch.

Israel does not allow any Palestinian political activity in the occupied section of the city despite signed agreements allowing such activities.


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