AZP News

Rashida Tlaib Rejects “Humanitarian” Visit to Israel

Share
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Digiqole ad

US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has rejected Israel’s offer to allow her to make a “humanitarian” visit to her grandmother in the occupied West Bank.

Ms Tlaib said she could not comply with the “oppressive conditions” being imposed, the BBC said.

The BBC stated that as a critic of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians, she had been blocked by Israel from making an official visit.

But Israel said a private visit could go ahead after she agreed “not to promote the boycott of Israel during her stay”.

Ms Tlaib and fellow Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar had originally been due to make an official visit to the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Sunday.

Under pressure from US President Donald Trump, Israel denied permission for the visit to territory it controls, the BBC noted.

 

Digiqole ad

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *