Days of Palestine

Thursday, March 23

Israel arrests Palestinian activist from Jerusalem

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Days of Palestine – Jerusalem

The Israeli occupation forces today, Friday morning, arrested the Palestinian ex-prisoner, Nihad Zughair, while he was in Jerusalem, the Old occupied City.

Local sources reported that Israeli forces arrested Zughair, while he was in the Old City, and took him to investigation centers in the city.

In early May, the Israeli occupation authorities released Nihad Zughair (42 years), after delaying his release date.

Zughair was arrested on June 5, 2017, during his return to Jerusalem after performing the rituals of Umrah. The Israeli occupation authorities accused him of activism in what they called the "Al-Aqsa Mosque Youth" organization and sentenced him to 35 months imprisonment and a fine of 10 thousand shekels.

Upon his release, Zughayer faced a policy of deportation from Al-Aqsa Mosque and the city of Jerusalem, as he was directly exiled from the city for 15 days.

It is noteworthy that the Israeli occupation intelligence issued against Zughair, a decision of solitary confinement inside the jails, which lasted for a long period.

Zughair has been subjected to a policy of detention and repeated summonses, as well as deportation, prosecution, and harassment of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Zughair works as a guide to the pilgrims of Jerusalem in "Makkah Al-Mukarramah," and he is considered one of the influential Palestinian figures on Jerusalem, and he owns a wide network of social relations.

Zughair is married and the father of four children, and he is one of the most prominent social and sports figures in occupied Jerusalem, and embraces a large number of the young generation through education, and sports which put him under constant surveillance of the occupation, specifically with regard to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Israeli occupation targets Jerusalem people through arrests, deportations and fines, with the aim of deporting the Palestinian people from Al-Aqsa Mosque, and leaving it as an easy spot in front of settlement ambitions.