Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fatah says secretary detained in Silwan

Published Wednesday 14/09/2011 (updated) 15/09/2011 17:04
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained Fatah secretary Adnan Ghaith in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Wednesday, a party official said.

Ghaith was expelled from Jerusalem in January by Israeli authorities and banned from entering the city for eight months. He was arrested hours after returning to Jerusalem.

Muneer Aj-Jaghob, a Fatah spokesman, said Israeli intelligence summoned Ghaith for interrogation.

Israel aims to empty Jerusalem of its Palestinian citizens through a policy of deportation, Aj-Jaghoub added.

An Israeli border police spokesman could not be reached for comment.