Arresting 15 Jerusalemites including activists and leaders
May 5, 2020

The occupation forces launched, at dawn Monday, a large-scale campaign of arrests in Jerusalem, targeting Jerusalem officials and activists.

Wadi Hilweh Information Center explained that a joint force of intelligence, special forces and police officers stormed several villages and neighborhoods in the city of Jerusalem, and executed multiple arrests.

The center has learned that the Israeli occupation forces searched the houses during their incursions, and seized several items.

In a statement by the occupation police, it said that its members arrested 7 Jerusalemites on suspicion of "violating the law implementing the interim agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip", in light of the spread of the Corona virus pandemic and the implementation of activities funded by the Palestinian Authority during the past period.”

The detainees are:

1. Major General Bilal Al-Natsheh, Secretary-General of the National People's Congress for Jerusalem

2. Major General Imad Awad

3. Mouath Al-Ashhab, Director of the Office of the Secretary-General of the National People's Congress for Jerusalem

4. Mustafa Abu Zahra - Chairman of the Islamic Cemetery Committee -

5. Writer and poet Rania Hatem

6. Journalist Tamer Obeidat

7. Jad Al-Ghoul

8. Mahmoud Ramadan Obaid

9. Mahmoud Mohamed Obaid

10. Diaa Ayman Obaid

11. Ameer Awwad

12. Youssef Al-Kiswani

13. Abed Derbas

14. Youssef Mheisen

15. Amin Hamed