JERUSALEM, November 22 (JMCC) - Israeli police delivered a ban on travel to Palestinian cartographer Khalil Tufakji, preventing him from leaving the country for six months.
This was the second time in months that Tufakji, head of the map department at the Arab Studies department in Jerusalem
, was issued a travel ban.
He had planned to attend an international youth conference in South Africa next month.
The move marks one more Israeli crack-down on Palestinian officials operating in Jerusalem, which Palestinians seek as their future capital in a Palestinian state.
Two weeks ago, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad
was warned against inaugurating a street and school in the Jerusalem-area town of Anata
. He visited a new school on the outskirts of the Israeli-controlled city instead.