Palestine: Israeli occupiers confiscate foreign minister’s apartheid travel papers

Source: Reuters

“Israel suspended on Sunday a pass that eased the Palestinian foreign minister’s travel in and around the occupied West Bank, as part of its response to Palestinian efforts to involve the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the conflict. … Israeli border staff confiscated Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki’s ‘VIP’ travel card as he crossed from Jordan into the occupied West Bank, his office said. … The U.N. General Assembly, responding to an appeal by the Palestinians, on Dec. 30 asked the ICJ for an opinion on the legal consequences of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories. On Saturday, Israel’s Defence Ministry said the VIP cards of three other senior Palestinian officials had been revoked in response to them visiting a member of Israel’s Arab minority who had been imprisoned for killing an Israeli soldier.” (01/08/23)