Ghaith denies Israeli authorities’ allegations

Saturday, 17 September, 2011 | 03:07 |  Wadi Hilweh Information Center – Silwan, Jerusalem

Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC)

Silwan Secretary-General of Fatah Adnan Ghaith has denied claims made by Israeli authorities that he was involved in stone-throwing and incitement of local youth to engage in illegal activities. Ghaith, in an interview with Silwanic, stated that the claims lodged against him during interrogation are false, and that investigators had tried to force him to agree to a 3-month banishment sentence from Silwan at a bail of 20,000 NIS in cash.

Ghaith was arrested in the Intifada and has spent years behind bars in Israeli prisons, in addition to a 6-month sentence in administrative detention. This year, the Israeli military invoked an emergency law from the British Mandate period to pass a sentence exiling Ghaith from his native Jerusalem. Then, mere hours after his return from Ramallah, he was arrested again and a new sentence of exile passed.

Ghaith with his children

An Israeli military jeep tries to provoke Ghaith’s supporters

Ghaith holding his son after 8 months of exile

Ghaith speaks to his supporters that turned out to welcome him in al-Bustan protest tent

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