(WORTHY NEWS) – A Palestinian court has released evangelical pastor Johnny Shahwan, who spent 40 days in jail for allegedly meeting with Israeli rabbi and politician Yehuda Glick, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Shahwan was accused of engaging in normalization with the “Zionist entity” by welcoming an “extremist Zionist settler” to his ministry building.
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Shahwan leads the Beit Al-Liqa (House of Encounter) ministry in Beit Jala near Bethlehem; he was arrested on March 2 after Glick attended a meeting at the ministry site, CP reports. Palestinian authorities also shut the ministry down.