Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, the Palestinian Governor of occupied East Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith, after storming and ransacking his home in Silwan town, south of Jerusalem.

Media sources said the soldiers violently searched the property after breaking into it, causing damage, and abducted the governor.

It is worth mentioning that this is the seventeenth time the soldiers abduct and detain Gheith since he became the governor of occupied Jerusalem in August 2018.

Gheith is also banned from entering the rest of the West Bank, in addition to not being allowed to have any contact with the Palestinian Authority, or with any of the Palestinian political leaders, including President Mahmoud Abbas.

On Friday, the soldiers abducted the Palestinian Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Fadi al-Hadmi, from his home in the Suwwana neighborhood in Jerusalem, for the fourth time in less than one year, and released him after an extended interrogation.

Shortly after his release from the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility in Jerusalem, al-Hadmi said that the soldiers violently searched his home, and used dogs to inflict maximum damage, in addition to forcing him to wear a dirty mask that had signs of dried blood on it.