Egypt Denies Entry to Top Palestinian Official

Rajoub
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(REUTERS) — Egyptian airport security denied entry to a senior Palestinian official on Monday and deported him, sources at Cairo airport said.

Jibril al-Rajoub, a confidant of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and a high-ranking member of the central committee of Abbas’s Fatah movement, was told he was on a no-entry list and put on a flight to Jordan, the sources said.

The sources gave no other reason for the deportation of Rajoub, a former security chief in the Palestinian Authority who now heads its Higher Council for Youth and Sports and the Palestinian Football Association.

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