Israeli occupation police, on Thursday evening, kidnaped Sheikh Najeh Bukairat, deputy head of the Islamic Awqaf Authority in Jerusalem, from a hotel, during his participation in a cultural event.
According to local sources, police forces stormed Addar Hotel, in occupied Jerusalem, and rounded up Sheikh Bukairat with another individual named Aziz al-Asa, who works for the Employee’s Club in Jerusalem.
Israeli police also detained all the participants in the event for a time, checking IDs and serving some with orders to report to a local police station, for interrogation, next Sunday.
Days of Palestine further reports that police also put up notices on walls, in Arabic and in Hebrew, banning the the event, on allegations that it was staged by Hamas.
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.