Israeli military forces have arrested the Palestinian Authority Jerusalem al-Quds governor, Adnan Ghaith, and high-ranking officials from the Fatah movement during separate overnight operations across the occupied West Bank. Palestinian sources, requesting not to be named, said Israeli troops stormed Silwan neighborhood on the outskirts of the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds early on Monday, and broke into Ghaith’s house, before detaining him.
On September 25, Israeli forces had summoned Ghaith to appear for questioning on suspicion of breaking an Israeli law that bans activities by the Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem al-Quds.
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Because he was not home at the time, Israeli authorities presented his family with the summons and asked his son to appear before Israeli intelligence for questioning.
Israeli forces also arrested the secretary of the Fatah movement in Jerusalem al-Quds, Shadi Mutawar, and the secretary of the Fatah movement in al- Isawiyah neighborhood in East Jerusalem al-Quds, Yasser Darwish, early on Monday.
More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly held at Israeli jails.
Hundreds of the inmates have apparently been incarcerated under the practice of administrative detention, a policy under which Palestinian inmates are kept in Israeli detention facilities without trial or charge.
Palestinian inmates regularly stage hunger strikes in protest at the administrative detention policy and their harsh prison conditions in Israeli jails