PA diplomat Linda Sobeh Ali 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The Palestinian Authority has recalled a top diplomat based in Canada after she
tweeted a link to a video that was considered offensive to Jews, a senior PA
official in Ramallah told The Jerusalem Post over the weekend.
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official expressed hope that the controversy surrounding the video would not
harm relations between the Palestinians and Canada.
“We have decided to
launch our own investigation into the incident,” the official told the
The decision to recall Linda Sobeh Ali, the chargé d’affaires to
the Palestinian delegation in Ottawa, was taken after the Canadian government
announced that it would “limit communications” with her because of the video
until a replacement is selected.
According to reports in Canadian media
outlets, Linda Sobeh Ali recently tweeted a link to a YouTube video of a
Palestinian girl reciting a poem in Arabic.
The video is accompanied by
subtitles that call on millions to join “a war that raze the injustice and
oppression and destroy the Jews.”
Some, however, have questioned the
English translation of the video, saying the girl is only calling for a “war
against the soul of Zionism.”
In an interview with CTV, a tearful Sobeh
Ali confirmed that the PA government had called her home. She said she would
have never retweeted the link had she known what it contained.
the unfortunate incident and it was a retweet – unintentional and very
unfortunate,” the PA envoy said in a statement.
She said that the
incident had been “intentionally magnified and misinterpreted by certain