AMMAN, August 5, 2012 (WAFA) – Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Amr Sunday condemned Israel's prevention of four countries from attending the Non-Aligned Movement meeting in Ramallah through denying them entry to the Palestinian Territory.
Amr, during a press conference in the Jordanian capital Amman, said “the Palestinian Authority informed the committee that Israel has decided to deny four countries entrance, therefore, we decided not to come.”
Israel claimed that delegations of Bangladesh, Malaysia, Cuba and Indonesia were denied entrance because they don’t maintain diplomatic relations with it.
He said that Israel’s decision contradicts with the international law, pointing out that the committee will not give in and will hold the meeting only in the Palestinian Territory to support the Palestinian people.
Amr said that the committee has sent a letter to the Non-Aligned Movement Representative’s office in New York to follow up on the Israeli government’s actions.