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.