Israeli intelligence officers handed, on Thursday evening, an order preventing the head of the Higher Islamic Committee and Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, from entering the West Bank for four months.

The soldiers summoned Sheikh Ekrima Sabri for interrogation in the al-Maskobiyya police station, in West Jerusalem, where they handed him the warrant.

The order claims that Sheikh Sabri “communicated with terrorist parties that harm Israel’s security,” quoting an Emergency Law which predates Israel, issued in 1945.

It is worth mentioning that, earlier this month, the soldiers detained Sheikh Sabri, after invading his home in the Suwwana neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, and handed him an order preventing him from traveling abroad.

Talking to the Palestinian Information Center, Sheikh Sabri described the order as “oppressive, illegal and arbitrary,” and added that this order was the fifth in recent years.

He also said that the order stated that the ban can be renewed for four more months.