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Israel Arrests Jerusalem Governor, 42 Palestinians in West Bank

Tue 02 Aug 2022 | 11:30 AM
Ahmed Moamar

Israel arrested Jerusalem's Palestinian  Governor Adnan Ghaith after storming his home in the town of Silwan, in a recurring move since taking office in 2018.

Israeli police forces and personnel of the Israeli General Security Service arrived at the home of Ghaith, who represents Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in the city, and took him for interrogation. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center reported that the occupation forces stormed the house of Governor Ghaith in Silwan, searched it, and tampered with its contents before arresting him.

Ghaith was previously arrested more than 18 times at a time when he is prohibited from traveling to the West Bank or communicating with Palestinian figures.

Israel rejects any official, semi-official, or even symbolic Palestinian presence in Jerusalem, and fights any activity there.

Ghaith was arrested as part of a wide-ranging Israeli campaign in the West Bank on Monday, targeting 42 Palestinians and focusing on Hamas activists.