Israel Arrests PA Minister in Yerushalayim

YERUSHALAYIM (AP) -

Israeli police said Wednesday they arrested the Palestinian minister of Yerushalayim Affairs for conducting political activity in east Yerushalayim.

Fadi al-Hadami was charged with allegedly breaking a law prohibiting political activity in the city by the Palestinian Authority, which is based in Ramallah.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said al-Hadami was detained early Wednesday. The PA-appointed governor of Yerushalayim, Adnan Gheit, is also being sought for the same offense.

Palestinian official Adnan Husseini countered that the arrest was meant to stop “social and cultural activities.”

Al-Hadami was last arrested on similar grounds in June.