What The Hell is Going On? Palestinian Authority Jerusalem Shenanigans
Can you spot all the things in this report that are so wrong … and the one thing that is sooo right?
Israel on Monday released two Palestinian Authority officials who were detained at the weekend, police said, but gave no further details on the case.
The two men who were taken into custody were Adnan Gheith, who holds the largely ceremonial post of Palestinian-appointed governor of Jerusalem, and Jihad Al-Faqeeh, the head of Palestinian intelligence in the city.
They were arrested on suspicion of aiding the abduction a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem, their lawyers said.
Gheith’s lawyer, Mohammed Mahmoud, said his client was ordered to stay away from Jerusalem, remain in home detention for seven days and pay a 20,000 shekel ($5,500) fine.
The official Palestinian news agency, WAFA, said President Mahmoud Abbas had spoken by phone to both men following their release.
According to a report on Israel’s Reshet 13 television, the Palestinian resident of Jerusalem abducted two weeks ago has both an Israeli identity card and U.S. citizenship.
He was wanted by the Palestinian Authority, the report said, for helping sell property in Jerusalem’s Old City to Jewish buyers.
- Our “peace partners” the PA go after Arabs who help sell property (legally) to Jewish buyers. Heck, the idea they are our peace partners is so wrong
- There is a palestinian-appointed governor of Jerusalem and head of Palestinian intelligence in Jerusalem – and we allowed this?
- The name of one of the PA men was Jihad Al-Faqeeh – most appropriate name ever!