The Israeli authorities shut down two institutions in Jerusalem
June 19, 2014

The Israeli authorities shut down two institutions in the villages of Sur Baher and Bet Safafa south of Jerusalem on Thursday under the pretext of being funded by Hamas movement. Wadi Hilweh Information Center was informed that the Israeli authorities raided the institution of “Nima’” for women services in Bet Safafa and closed it down for six months; note that the institution has been working and providing women services in the village for two years. In Sur Baher, the Israeli authorities closed down the institution of “Zakat and Alms Community” and confiscated computer devices and documents that belong to the institution and arrested the director Sheikh Ahmad Fawaqa. The Israeli forces raided Al-Baha’ press in Jabal Al-Mukabber and searched its contents and then handed the owners a call for investigation. They also raided the house of Nahar Halseh and Hijazi grocery store and handed Hamzeh Hijazi a call for investigation. The forces also broke into Al-Dar Mall in Salah Eddin Street as they were looking for Al-Quds Development Institution.