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Palestinian Jerusalem governor’s office raided by Shin Bet

By Ary Gotlib - November 09, 2018
Section: [Main News]
Tags: [Jerusalem] [Israeli violence] [Settlers]

Israeli Shin Bet and Border Police raided the Palestinian Jerusalem governor’s office on November 5. 

According to Haaretz, this case is in connection with the sale of a Palestinian’s home in East Jerusalem old quarter to a Jew.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) arrested the seller as they forbid a Palestinian to sell his house to a Jew.
“An Israeli force stormed the governor’s office in the town of al-Ram, northeast of Jerusalem, and searched it,” a local resident told Anadolu Agency.
Four employees needed medical examination.
During the raid, bags and computers were confiscated according to the Governor Adnane al-Husseini.
Al-Husseini said it was the first time Israel has lead this kind of action.
Al-Ayyam newspaper and al-Hayat al-Jadida PA’s newspaper also printed a photo for the Jerusalem Governor Adnan Ghaith and Adnan Husseini inspecting the damage caused by the raid.
Israeli authorities confirmed the raid in al-Ram, just on the other side of Israel's separation wall from Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank.
“The raid on the Jerusalem Affairs Ministry and Jerusalem Governorate and the savage assault of the employees is in dangerous escalation of the occupation and a flagrant violation of all international laws and agreements," Yusuf Mahmud, a Palestinian government spokesman described.
In a statement, Israel Interior security agency said that the raid is related to "illegal activity by the PA in Jerusalem.”
Israel occupied East Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it in a move never recognized by the international community.
Now it seems that their strategy is to annex Jerusalem entirely, especially by ignoring Palestinian sovereignty on the east part of city.
This raid comes after the arrest and detention on October 20 of Palestinian Authority Governor in Jerusalem, Adnan Geith.
Shin Bet called for PA authorities to free the man under arrest over the case of fraudulent sale.
PA and Israeli authorities did not comment on the alleged arrest of the property seller.
According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, it is a Palestinian man with US citizenship.

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