Israeli Security Summon Fatah Member for Interrogation in Jerusalem

10 Jul
4:00 PM

Israeli security services in the internationally-recognized occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem, summoned, on Thursday, a representative of the Fatah party, Shadi Matour, for interrogation.

Official Palestinian News Agency (Wafa) said that Matour was summoned to the Muskobiya interrogation and detention center, also known as the Russian compound, shortly after he and other local Palestinian activists were banned from entering the Al-Aqsa mosque for a period of six months.

The Fatah party, is the ruling Palestinian party in the occupied West Bank, headed by the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas.

The Israeli crackdown on Palestinian civilians in the occupied East Jerusalem, has escalated since United States (US) announced all of Jerusalem, as the eternal capital of Israel.

Israeli forces, on Wednesday, detained two Hamas leaders (the ruling party of the Gaza Strip) from Al-Bireh.

Jamal Tawil, father of a prisoner, and former prisoner, was detained by Israeli forces, as was Hussein Abu Kweik, also a former prisoner were both detained from the central West Bank.

Israel continues its arbitrary detention, harassment, and assault of Palestinian officials and civilians in the occupied West Bank, most prominently in Jerusalem.

Israeli authorities regularly ban Palestinians from entering the sacred Al-Aqsa mosque in the old city of Jerusalem, a violation of the right to worship.

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