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Monday, October 24, 2011

'Palestinian Authority' recalls 'diplomat' from Canada for retweeting offensive video

The 'Palestinian Authority' has recalled its charge d'affairs from Ottowa, Linda Sobeh Ali, after she retweeted a video that was offensive to Jews.
The decision to recall Linda Sobeh Ali, the chargé d’affaires to the Palestinian delegation in Ottawa, was taken after the Canadian government announced that it would “limit communications” with her because of the video until a replacement is selected.

According to reports in Canadian media outlets, Linda Sobeh Ali recently tweeted a link to a YouTube video of a Palestinian girl reciting a poem in Arabic.

The video is accompanied by subtitles that call on millions to join “a war that raze the injustice and oppression and destroy the Jews.”

Some, however, have questioned the English translation of the video, saying the girl is only calling for a “war against the soul of Zionism.”

In an interview with CTV, a tearful Sobeh Ali confirmed that the PA government had called her home. She said she would have never retweeted the link had she known what it contained.

“I regret the unfortunate incident and it was a retweet – unintentional and very unfortunate,” the PA envoy said in a statement.

She said that the incident had been “intentionally magnified and misinterpreted by certain lobbying groups.”
I'm amazed that anyone found out about this. I could not find the offending tweet (it was probably removed), but this woman has a total of 68 tweets and 14 (count 'em) followers.

Her avatar is another story. Check it out.

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At 10:57 AM, Blogger mrzee said...

Under the terms of the Oslo Accords, the PA is prohibited from conducting foreign affairs. I've written to my Member of Parliament and the Minister of Foreign Affairs to find out why they even have a delegation in Ottawa.

If I get an answer, I'll let you know.


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