Governor Kemal Hemaid of Hebron was prevented from traveling to visit a family in the village of Imneizil in the southern part of his district by the Israeli military on Monday according to Ma’an news.Governor Hemaid explained that the reason he was given by Israeli forces was that he needed to apply for permission from the Civil Administration, the Israeli military department that regulates the occupied West Bank.

He expressed outrage at the event saying, “[w]hat is the feasibility of the Palestinian Authority when the Israeli government prevents it from providing its duties and services to the citizens, especially in the marginal areas?’

The Governor called on the international community to pressure Israel to allow the Palestinian Authority to perform its official functions.