Gallant revokes entry permit from PA officials for visiting released terrorist Karim Younis

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has denied entry permits to Israel from three Palestinian Authority officials who visited the home of newly released terrorist Karim Younis, he announced on Saturday evening.

According to his statement, he instructed the Coordinator of Government Operations in the Territories (COGAT) to deny entry to senior PA officials  Azzam Al Ahmed and Rawuhi Fattouh, as well as Wahi Fatuh.

"It should be emphasized that the three took advantage of their status and entered Israel this morning to visit the home of terrorist Karim Younis who was released from prison this week after serving 40 years for the murder of the late soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1983," read the statement.

Younis, an Israeli citizen, was lauded by a Palestinian prisoner organization as the longest serving Palestinian prisoner and reportedly told it on his release that “I and all the prisoners are ready to sacrifice  even more for Palestine and its freedom.”  Interior Minister Arye Deri called for revocation of his citizenship.  

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