The Israeli authorities will allow the entry into their territory to the US Democratic Republican Rashida Tlaib for "humanitarian" reason, said Friday the Minister of the Interior.
Palestinian first elected
Israel had announced the day before to have banned the visit of Rashida Tlaib and another US leader Ilhan Omar because of their support for the boycott movement of the Jewish state and following a request from President Donald Trump.
But Minister Arié Dery decided Friday to allow the entry of the democrat "for a humanitarian visit to his grandmother". Rashida Tlaib also "promised not to advance the cause of the boycott against Israel during his stay," according to a statement from the minister.
Rashida Tlaib is the first elected to the US Congress of Palestinian origin. Israeli territory is the gateway to the Palestinian Territories.
"I pledge to respect all restrictions"
The BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement calls for Israel's economic, cultural or scientific boycott to protest the occupation of the Palestinian territories. But in 2017 Israel passed a law banning the entry into its territory to supporters of the BDS, he denounced as anti-Semitic - accusations they refute.
But in the night from Thursday to Friday, Rashida Tlaib wrote to the Israeli authorities asking them to visit his family, especially his grandmother, who lives in the village of Beit Ur al-Fauqa, near Ramallah, in Occupied West Bank. "It could be my last chance to visit him," said the US woman in her letter posted online. "I pledge to respect all restrictions and not to promote the boycott of Israel during my visit," continues the short text in English.