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Banned Palestinian activist withdraws court appeal

Banned Palestinian activist withdraws court appeal

A Palestinian activist says he has withdrawn his court challenge of a military order banning him from his native Jerusalem for four months.
Adnan Gheith said Wednesday he didn't believe Israel's Supreme Court would rule in his favor against the military.
Israel invoked an arcane military law to ban Gheith from Jerusalem, saying he threatens the public order. His expulsion was postponed while he appealed. He must now leave Jerusalem by Jan. 12 .
Gheith, who has led protests against Jewish settlers in his east Jerusalem neighborhood, said he hasn't decided if he'll obey the order.
Israel captured east Jerusalem in 1967 and considers it part of its capital. The Palestinians claim it as the capital of a future state.


Updated : 2021-07-25 19:47 GMT+08:00