CAIRO Egyptian airport safety denied entry to a senior Palestinian official on Monday and deported him, sources at Cairo airport stated.
Jibril al-Rajoub, a confidant of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and a high-rating member of the central committee of Abbas’s Fatah motion, was told he was on a no-entry checklist and set on a flight to Jordan, the sources stated.
The sources gave no other reason for the deportation of Rajoub, a former safety main in the Palestinian Authority who now heads its Better Council for Youth and Sporting activities and the Palestinian Football Association.
Monir al-Jaghoub, a Fatah official in the West Financial institution, stated on his Facebook web page that Rajoub experienced been invited by the Arab League to attend a meeting in Cairo on terrorism.
Immediately after studying that Rajoub experienced been refused entry to the nation on the orders of the Egyptian intelligence providers, the Palestinian delegation withdrew from the function, Jaghoub wrote.
Neither Egypt’s international ministry nor Rajoub could be arrived at for comment.
Fatah is the premier faction in the Palestinian Authority, which below interim peace accords with Israel routines restricted self-rule in the West Financial institution.
The Egyptian federal government has typically experienced far better relations with Fatah than with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas that controls the Gaza Strip.
(Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein in Cairo, Ali Sawafta in the West Financial institution and Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza, editing by Larry Kiing)