Israeli minister allows US Congresswoman Tlaib to enter West Bank

RAMALLAH, , Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri allowed US Congresswoman, Democratic Party representative Rashida Tlaib to enter the occupied Palestinian territories to visit her family.

According to Israel’s radio on Friday, the minister allowed Tlaib to enter for humanitarian reasons, after she had pledged not to promote any boycotts against Israel.

Tlaib, who was born in the US, will visit her family in Beit Ur Al-Fouqa village, near Ramallah.

Yesterday, Israeli authorities denied entry for Tlaib and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, with claims that the two women support the “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions BDS” movement against Israel.

The two congresswomen were repeatedly attacked by US President Donald Trump saying that they “hate” Israel.

Israel’s decision to prevent Tlaib and Omar from entering was met by criticism not only by Democrats but also by some top Republicans, including Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.

Source: Kuwait News Agency