Israel, US pressure PA to release Palestinian detained for selling property to settlers | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Israel, US pressure PA to release Palestinian detained for selling property to settlers

Israel and the US have called on the Palestinian Authority to release a Palestinian who was detained seven weeks ago on charges of selling Jerusalem property to settlers.

Issam Aqel, who holds an American citizenship, bought a share in a property in Jerusalem and later sold it to right-wing settler organisation Ateret Cohanim which works to transfer Jerusalem properties from Palestinian to Israel ownership.

The Israeli Civil Administration has frozen security coordination with the PA in Jerusalem in protest against Aqel’s detention, Quds News Network reported today. While US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, condemning Aqel’s incarceration.

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