Israeli police, today, ordered a Palestinian butchery located in East Jerusalem to shut down for 15 days, for hiring Palestinian help, according to the shop owner Fadi Zahdeh.
He told WAFA that police raided his shop in Silwan, took him to their station where he was questioned about hiring a Palestinian resident of the West Bank who did not have a permit to be in Jerusalem.
He said police told him that his shop will be closed for 15 days, as a punishment for hiring the Palestinian and that he will be arrested if he opens it during this period.
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.