Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Egypt passport official: No Palestinians allowed into Egypt

[ 09/02/2011 - 04:25 PM ]

CAIRO, (PIC)-- An official at the Egyptian passports authority said on Wednesday that instructions were received banning entry of Palestinians into Egypt.

The official, who wished to remain anonymous, told AFP that 12 Palestinians were deported to the places from where they came from in implementation of the orders.

A navigation official in Cairo Airport said that airlines were informed not to carry Palestinians into Egypt.

A source in the Palestinian embassy in Cairo, who opted not to be named, affirmed the news, adding that those who have residences in Egypt, Palestinian women married to Egyptians, and those carrying diplomatic passports are exempted from the measure, which he described as "temporary".

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