WORLD Israeli army arrests Palestinian minister of Jerusalem affairs in West Bank

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Israeli army arrests Palestinian minister of Jerusalem affairs in West Bank

Xinhua

18:59, September 25, 2019

RAMALLAH, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) - The Israeli army arrested Palestinian Authority (PA) Minister for Jerusalem Affairs Fadi al-Hadami with other 15 Palestinians from the West Bank on Wednesday, according to Israeli and Palestinian sources.

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Israeli forces also demolished two houses near al-Fawwar camp south the West Bank city of Hebron, according to the sources.

Israeli police arrested al-Hadami after raiding on his house in Al-Sawana neighborhood in Jerusalem, Palestinian sources confirmed.

Meanwhile, Israeli public radio reported earlier on Wednesday that Israeli forces stopped al-Hadami on suspicion of breaching the signed agreement between Israel and PA.

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) condemned the arrest of the minister, considering it part of Israeli plans to Judaize Jerusalem.

Adnan al-Husseini, member of PLO Executive Committee, told Xinhua that Israel's continued arrests of Palestinian figures in Jerusalem is unjustified and part of "violations against civil."

The Palestinian government spokesman Ibrahim Melhem told Xinhua that Israel's actions "are an extension for its policy of targeting, harming and Judaizing the holy city."

Israeli vehicles demolished today a tent of solidarity for residents of Sawahra town east of Jerusalem.

Israeli forces also demolished two houses in al-Hijri area near al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron, claiming that they were building without a permit, Palestinian sources said.

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