RAMALLAH, The Presidency condemned today the ruling of the Israeli occupation’s District Court placing the governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, in an open-ended house arrest.

The presidency said in a statement that this decision violates international humanitarian law and human rights charters, stressing that these Israeli measures against Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Palestinian state, and its defenders will not deter the Palestinians from defending their holy sites and capital.

Ghaith, who was detained at his home in Silwan neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem on Monday, was released from detention this afternoon in order to start the open-ended house arrest until the next trial.

In its efforts to block any Palestinian political or social activity in the occupied section of the city, Israel has detained the Jerusalem governor more than 30 times since he assumed his duties assigned to him by the Palestinian Authority in August 2018.

Source: Palestine News & Info Agency

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