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Israel arrests Palestinian governor Gheith of Jerusalem

Palestinian governor of Jerusalem Adnan Gheith. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 14, 2019, 10.24 PM (IST)

Israeli police arrested the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Gheith.

The police and governor's lawyer Mohammed Mahmud said that he allegedly violated an order previously given to him by authorities.

Adnan Gheith was ordered not to visit the occupied West Bank for six months and also not to contact certain people and he violated it.

police spokesman Micky Rosenfield confirmed Gheith's arrest.

A Palestinian news agency said that Gheith was later released on Sunday and was given a fine of $280.

The governor, Adnan Gheith, has been arrested several times in recent months in connection with an investigation related to a land sale.

(With inputs from AFP)

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The police and governor's lawyer Mohammed Mahmud said that he allegedly violated an order previously given to him by authorities.