Gaza, 13 Jumadil Awwal 1436/4 March 2015 (MINA) – Israeli officials on Tuesday prevented ten PLO officials from entering the West Bank via the Erez crossing with Gaza, officials said.
Walid al-Awad, a senior official with the Palestinian People’s Party, said he and nine other officials were denied entry to the West Bank at the Erez crossing, Ma’an News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
PFLP officials Rabah Muhanna, Kayid al-Ghoul, Mariam Abu Daqqa and Jamil Majdalawi were also denied entry.
The group was scheduled to attend the PLO’s Central Council meeting on Wednesday.
The reason for their denial was unclear.
Twenty other Palestinian officials were allowed to travel to the West Bank from Gaza to attend the meeting.
The Central Council of the PLO is a body of 124 members selected from the Palestine National Council.
The last Central Council Meeting took place in April 2014.(T/P008/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)