Senior 'Palestinian' officials lose VIP cards
As part of our collective outrage over the United Nations granting non-member observer status last month to the imaginary 'state' of 'Palestine,' Israel has announced that it is revoking the VIP status of dozens of senior 'Palestinians.' This means that 'important' 'Palestinians' like Nabil Sha'ath will now have to wait in line to go through Israeli checkpoints
like every other 'Palestinian.'
One of the PA officials affected by
the new policy is Nabil Sha’ath, a member of the Fatah Central Committee and a
former negotiator with Israel.
Sha’ath’s card was revoked after he
visited the Gaza Strip to participate in Hamas’s “victory” celebrations in the
aftermath of Operation Pillar of Defense.
Sha’ath said in response that
he does not really care about the VIP card “because Palestinian unity is much
Palestinians have regularly criticized senior PA
officials for accepting Israeli-issued VIP cards that grant them various
privileges denied to most of their people. The cards also allowed their holders
to pass through IDF checkpoints without delay or checking.
A PA official
in Ramallah told The Jerusalem Post that the decision to revoke the VIP cards
came in response to the UN vote in favor of upgrading the Palestinians’ status
to non-member observer state.
However, the Post has learned that several
PA officials had their cards confiscated long before the UN vote.
officials lost their VIP status following fiery statements against Israel,
including calls for launching a new intifada, the Post has learned.
It's about time....
Labels: Operation Pillar of Defense, Palestinians