The occupation prevents an educational activity from being held at Al-Hakawati Theater…and a decision to ban a sports activity
April 14, 2016

The occupation forces raided on Thursday the headquarters of the Palestinian National Theater “Al-Hakawati” and handed the administration an order to close it for one day under the pretext of organizing an activity sponsored by the Palestinian Authority.

The order which was signed by the Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Ardan, said that an activity was planned to be held at Al-Hakawati and was sponsored or held by the Palestinian Authority without having a written permit as agreed upon in article 3 “A” (law of identifying activities 1994).  Ardan also ordered to prevent the activity from being held somewhere else.

The final ceremony for the project of “An apprenticeship for the graduates of vocational and technical training in Jerusalem – project of employing the youth” was supposed to be held at Al-Hakawati. Also, handicraft items and craftsmanship made by Jerusalemite females were supposed to be presented in Al-Hakawati hall.

On the other hand, the occupation forces requested Samer Nseibeh and handed him an order to prevent a sports activity from being held in Jerusalem –a marathon around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem- under the pretext of being organized by the Palestinian Authority; it was supposed to be held on Saturday.