Israel arrests Palestine's Jerusalem minister
Israeli police arrested the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs on Friday for allegedly violating an Israeli ban on Palestinian political activities in occupied East Jerusalem.
The Palestinian Authority's Jerusalem Affairs Ministry said in a statement that the Israeli police raided Fadi al-Hadami's house in Suwana neighbourhood of Jerusalem and took him into custody.
It said the police broke down doors and smashed windows of the minister's house.
A sum of 10,000 sheqalim (about $2,750) was also seized before the minister was taken away to an interrogation centre.
The Israeli police have yet to give any details on the arrest of al-Hadami, who has previously been arrested three times by the Israeli security forces.
The PA says such arrests of Palestinian officials in East Jerusalem are related to their activities in the city.
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