Yousef a-Sharqawi, a retired major-general in the Palestinian Security Forces, will be charged with incitement and orchestrating violent rioting, Ynet has learned, after he organized and participated in a rally while holding a sign bearing a swastika.
The rally was held this past Friday, among other violent clashes in the Aida refugee camp near Rachel's Tomb.
Border Policemen used crowd control methods to disperse protesters and arrested several rock throwers.
The Israeli forces then spotted someone who appeared to be the main instigator among the rioters, a Palestinian in his sixties who is also sought in connection with organizing rioting in the area. A-Sharqawi was seen carrying inciting anti-Semitic signs bearing swastikas.
A-Sharqawi was arrested on Sunday at the entrance checkpoint to the town of al-Eizariya, near Abu Dis, with the IDF claiming he was responsible for organizing and inciting several violent protests attended by anarchists that used anti-Semitic symbols.
"He is one of the (region's) main instigators, and we have been looking into his actions for the past several months," said the Border Police's investigations officer.