Is­raeli po­lice ar­rest Ha­mas politician

Austin American-Statesman - - THURSDAY BRIEFING - Com­piled from wire re­ports

JERUSALEM — A Pales­tinian politician slated for ex­pul­sion from Jerusalem be­cause of his ties to Ha­mas was ar­rested by Is­raeli po­lice and now faces a court hear­ing over whether he will be forced to leave the city. Po­lice ar­rested Mo­hammed Abu Teir in east Jerusalem for ig­nor­ing a court or­der to va­cate his home. If Is­rael goes ahead with his ex­pul­sion, it could es­ca­late ten­sions over dis­puted east Jerusalem.

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