Author : Ma'an news agency | Readings : 1720 | Date : 2012-08-27
BETHLEHEM - Member of the PLO Executive Committee Hanan Ashrawi said on Sunday night that the Palestinian Authority has contacted Jordan out of concern for a group of international activists trying to cross into the West Bank.
“Palestinian ambassador to Jordan Ata Khairi and a number of Palestinian leaders are following up with the case,” she said.
Around 100 foreign peace activists were denied entry into the West Bank by Israeli authorities at the Allenby Bridge crossing on Sunday, organizers of the "Welcome to Palestine" campaign said.
The delegation will try to cross again on Monday.
The campaign aims to assert the right of Palestinians to receive international visitors, despite Israeli control of the borders of the West Bank.