According to Deri, he issued the order after being informed that Abd al-Latif Gheith was planning to engage in terror-related activities in one of the Arab countries in the region.

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Interior Minister Aryeh Deri on Thursday issued an order preventing the head of a terrorist organization from leaving Israel, after intelligence services warned that he intended to engage in terror-related activities.

Abd al-Latif Gheith, a resident of East Jerusalem, commands the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – a terrorist organization responsible for the 2001 assassination of right-wing Israeli minister Rehavam Ze’evi.

Deri stated that Gheith “has connections with activists of his organization abroad.”