DEFEND JERUSALEM has requested that Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked use the broad powers of her office and the full extent of the law—primarily the provisions stated under Section 11A of the 1952 Entry into Israel Law of 1952—to revoke the permanent residency permit of Adnan al-Husseini. Al-Husseini has acted against the safety and security of the State of Israel, its citizens, and in doing so has placed the residents of Jerusalem in grave peril. Al-Husseini has not hidden his violent intentions or his subversive actions, and his behavior constitutes a brazen breach of trust between himself and the authorities of the State of Israel that has granted him residency permission.
Adnan al-Husseini has been a high-ranking and long-serving operative and functionary with both Fatah and the Palestinian Authority; he has served as the Palestinian Authority’s “Governor of Jerusalem.” Currently, he is the department head of Fatah for all matters targeting Jerusalem. As such, all of al-Husseini’s missions have focused on undermining Israeli sovereignty in the capital. Al-Husseini has been very active in inciting violence throughout Jerusalem—particularly in the Old City. Adnan al-Husseini has used s myriad of financial resources—including those from the Palestinian Authority, non-profit organizations and NGOs, and from private donations—to fund the illicit activities of threatening the well-being and security situation inside the Israeli capital. These funds have been used to promote violent incidents, spark riots, and mobilize acts of terror.
Al-Hussein’s continuous actions define a hostile breach of trust against the benevolent provisions allotted to him by the State of Israel to enter the national borders and move about freely inside Israeli territory—specifically inside Jerusalem. The State of Israel, therefore, has no choice but to enforce the laws of entry and residency inside and to revoke all permissions for al-Husseini to enter and operate inside the confines of the country.