The Shin Bet took Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki's VIP border crossing pass and canceled crossing coordination as he returned from a meeting at the International Criminal Court, Palestinian sources reported.Malki was delayed at the Allenby border crossing between Israel and Jordan after returning from a meeting in relation to the investigation of Israel.
The Shin Bet declined to respond to the reports regarding al-Maliki.
However, Israeli sources said, "Riad Malki is leading Palestinian efforts before the International Criminal Court. with the purpose of harming the freedom of movement of senior Israeli officials and even to endanger their safety. These kinds of confrontation actions are inconsistent with the established relations between the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority."
"Against the backdrop of Malki's activities designed to harm Israel, it was decided that there was no basis for al-Maliki to benefit from 'special privileges' for when he crosses borders. It is emphasized that these are 'special privileges', whereas any rights he has as a resident of the PA will remain and nothing regarding them was impinged," said sources.