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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
MK Nachman Shai (Kadima) canceled a meeting planned between Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and senior officials from his party, after the
Palestinians refused to allow a West Bank resident to attend.
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delegation originally included Kadima MKs, mayors, activists and local council
members, among them the head of the Alfei Menashe Council, Eliezer Hasda’i. PA
officials, however, informed Shai that they would refuse to meet with Hasda’i,
as he lives in the West Bank. In response, Shai canceled the meeting altogether
late Thursday evening.
“I oppose boycotts of any type,” said Shai.
“Kadima includes members who are Israelis living in Judea and Samaria. They too
are allowed, and deserve to participate in conversation and dialogue between
Israel and the Palestinians.”
Shai’s office said that the meeting was
originally scheduled at the request of PA officials and was supposed to be held