Jerusalem: International Women’s Day event banned due to PA ties

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan signed an order prohibiting an International Women’s Day event from taking place in East Jerusalem because it was sponsored and planned by the Palestinian Authority. “The PA is trying again and again to undermine the State of Israel’s sovereignty in Jerusalem and I will not lend them a hand with this or allow it,” Erdan explained.
Erdan Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan prevented an International Women’s Day event that was sponsored by the Palestinians Authority from taking place. The event was supposed to take place today (Wednesday) at Jerusalem’s St. George Hotel.

Erdan decided to sign an order prohibiting the event from taking place because according to the Jerusalem District Police, the Palestinian Authority planned and sponsored the event. As the Israeli public security minister, Erdan is authorized to prohibit events from taking place in Israel. The order states that it is prohibited to hold the event in East Jerusalem or anywhere else in Israel due to its ties to the Palestinian Authority.

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After Erdan signed the order, police officers arrived at the hotel and delivered it to the event organizers. “Recently, the attempts of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas to strengthen their status in East Jerusalem by holding events, operating organizations and strengthening their ties [to the city] have increased,” Erdan’s office said in a statement.

“The PA is trying again and again to undermine the State of Israel’s sovereignty in Jerusalem and I will not lend them a hand with this or allow it,” said Erdan, who added that every attempt by the PA to gain a foothold in Israel will be immediately thwarted.



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