Israeli forces on Sunday released Palestine’s Jerusalem Affairs Minister Fadi Hidmi after six hours under arrest, according to a local source.

Police forces and intelligence agents raided Hidmi’s home in Jerusalem and took him into custody early in the day, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

It remains unclear why the official was arrested.

There was no comment from Israeli authorities on the report.

Hidmi was detained by Israeli forces in September for questioning before being later released.

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