Occupied Jerusalem (QNN)- Israeli forces on Sunday arrested the Governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, and members of Fatah movement during a vigil, marking the 19th anniversary of the death of Faisal Husseini, a Palestinian politician who is believed to be killed in 2001.
Israeli Shin Bet repressed the vigil and arrested several participants, which was organized in front of the headquarter of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) in Jerusalem.
Ghaith has been detained several times in recent months, the latest was last April.
In February, Israeli occupation authorities banned Adnan Ghaith from entering the West Bank for six months and from communicating with the Palestinian Authority (PA), despite being the PA’s governor. He was previously arrested by Israeli forces in October 2019, and then again in November 2019.
Jerusalem remains at the heart of the decades-long Mideast conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem – occupied by Israel since 1967 – might one day serve as the capital of a Palestinian state. International law continues to view East Jerusalem, along with the entire West Bank, as “occupied territories” and considers all Jewish settlement construction there as illegal.