UPDATE: Israel extends detention of governor of Jerusalem, colonel of Jerusalem intelligence

RAMALLAH, Sunday, Israeli authorities extended the detention of the governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, and Colonel Jihad Faqeeh, 50, who heads the Jerusalem office in the Palestinian Intelligence force.

Head of the legal unit in the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) Jawad Boulos said the Israeli military court of Ofer extended the detention of the governor of Jerusalem until Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs Commission said the detention of Colonel Faqeeh was extended until Wednesday.

Faqeeh was detained on Saturday at a military checkpoint near the town of Qatannah, northwest of Jerusalem, where he lives, as he was heading to work in Ramallah.

Govorner Ghaith was also detained on Saturday by special units of the Israeli police in the town of Beit Hanina to the north of occupied Jerusalem.

No reason was given for both arrests.

Source: Palestine News and Info Agency