Members of the Israeli security service, today, raided Volunteer for Hope, an organization located in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, under the pretext of holding “prohibited activities,” and gave its director, Silvia Abu Laban, a summons to appear before Israeli intelligence for interrogation.

Local sources told WAFA that the Israeli forces seized four computers and other office belongings as they searched the building.

Israel has recently intensified its ban on most of the Palestinian civil society activities in the occupied city, regardless of whether they were political, social or even sports, in what Palestinians described as an attempt to muzzle their voice and freedom of activity, in the holy city.

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