Wednesday, the Israeli occupation forces arrested the governor of Jerusalem, Adnan Ghaith, and 21 Palestinians, during a campaign of large-scale raids in the occupied city of Jerusalem. 

The lawyer of the prisoners and prisoners' affairs, Mohamed Mahmoud, told WAFA that the Israeli police stormed the house of the governor Ghaith and arrested him, and took him to the police station "Maskawiya". 

He added that the Israeli occupation forces arrested 21 Palestinians from al-Isawiya, including Medhat Debeh, one of the most prominent lawyers who pleaded in the case of "Bab al-Rahma".

The arrests took place against the backdrop of events in the Old City of Jerusalem after the opening of the Bab al-Rahma chapel last Friday after a 16-year closure. Israeli police arrested more than 100 Jerusalemites and 120 kilometers from the Al-Aqsa Mosque . 

It is noteworthy that Israel had prevented Ghaith from entering the West Bank for six months, under a military order issued after his arrest several times since last October. 

Earlier this week, Israel expelled a number of Jerusalemites from al-Aqsa, led by Awqaf Council Chairman Abdel-Azim Salhab, Deputy Director-General of Awqaf Department Najih Bakirat and Director of the Prisoner Club in Jerusalem,Nasser Qus, against the opening of the Bab al-Rahma chapel on Friday.