Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fatah secretary released after being detained in Silwan

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Fatah secretary Adnan Ghaith was released by Israeli authorities on Thursday, Palestinian security sources said.

Ghaith had been detained by Israeli forces on Wednesday in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.

The Fatah official 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.

Israeli authorities fined Ghaith 5,000 shekels and forbid him from entering Silwan for a period of 20 days, security sources told Ma'an.